In the days leading up to the blast, USA and Afghan forces killed more than a dozen Islamic State fighters, driving the militants out of much of the surrounding Achin district and into the mountains, according to the commander, who declined to give his name...
The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), nicknamed the "mother of all bombs" was dropped at 7:32 p.m. local time Thursday to target a network of fortified underground tunnels that ISIS had been using to stage attacks on government forces in the province according to the us administration.
Earlier, there were reports that a man from Kerala who had moved to Afghanistan allegedly to join the terror group had died in the blast. However, NIA is yet to confirm the reports of Indians getting killed.
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A total of 96 ISIS fighters were reportedly killed in the bombing.
The blast destroyed three underground tunnels as well as weapons and ammunition, Afghan officials said. And believe me mother of all bombs is a much friendlier term than what we really could call this bomb, give the conflict we're in with radical Islamic terrorists.
According to Spicer, the United States takes the fight against ISIS seriously and their goal is to deny them operational space by bombing the caves and bunkers where they hide.