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94 Daesh militants killed in GBU-43/B bomb attack in Nangarhar

94 Daesh militants killed in GBU-43/B bomb attack in Nangarhar

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Apr 15, 2017 - 11:05

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Ninety-four Islamic State (IS) rebels also known as Daesh in its Arabic acronym have been killed in Thursday evening bombing of GBU-43/B by US forces in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday.

Governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told Pajhwok Afghan News Daesh base situated in the area was completely destroyed in the worldinfo-icon largest non-nuclear bomb strike.

Notorious Daesh commanders were among the dead rebels, he added.

Three tunnels use by Daesh fighters and reservoirs of weapons and other equipment were destroyed in the attack.

The Slain Daesh leader’s brother Hamza and other commanders including Abubakar, Mohammad Abrani and other commanders had been eliminated in the US strike.

He said civilians suffered no casualties in the attack.

It pertinent to mention that US military officials and 201st Selab Military Corps commander held a meeting a head of the dropping of largest US conventional bomb on Daesh targets.

Daesh, however, denied suffering casualties from the US military's largest non-nuclear bomb which hit its mountain hideouts in eastern Nangarhar province, read a statement from the Daesh Amaq propaganda agency on Saturday.

"Security source to Amaq agency denies any dead or wounded from yesterday's American strike in Achin district’s Asadkhelo village using a GBU-43/B," the group's self-styled news agency said on social media accounts.

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