Government: 36 Islamic State fighters killed by massive bomb
Government: 36 Islamic State fighters killed by massive bomb
15 April, 2017, 12:20
A United States military strike with a weapon known as the "mother of all bombs" (MOAB) killed 36 IS militants and destroyed their base, the Afghan defense ministry says.
The U.S. dropped a GBU-43 bomb, nicknamed the "mother of all bombs", on ISIS fighters and tunnels and caves used by the terror group in the country's Nangarhar province, officials said.
Yesterday's target was a cave and tunnel complex used by the Islamic State in Nangarhar Province's Achin District, a remote, mountainous area near the Pakistan border. The bomb did just that, officials say, destroying three cave complexes and several weapons caches.
The 30-foot-long, GPS-guided bomb is capable of destroying an area equivalent to nine city blocks.
The commander of the US forces in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, defended the use of the bomb and confirmed the target of the strike was the network of tunnels that ISIS fighters use to move around and protect themselves from Afghan and USA forces.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicertold mediapersons that the tunnels and caves IS fighters used to "move around freely" were targeted as they make it easier for them to target U.S. military advisers and Afghan forces in the area. During Fox News' coverage of the us bombing in Afghanistan, the network spent approximately 21 minutes airing video footage of the 2003 bomb test.
Mr Shinwary had earlier confirmed to the BBC that Afghan special forces, with the help of American air support, had begun anti-IS operations in the area two weeks ago.
"This is not the war on terror", he said, "but the inhuman and most brutal misuse of our country as testing ground for new and risky weapons".
The Islamic State (ISIS) was expected to deny any significant loss from the U.S. bombing on its base in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province on Thursday.
President Trump, meanwhile, described the bombing as "another successful event".
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In a video posted by US Central Command's official Twitter handle, one can see the exact moment of impact and the huge cloud of smoke that rises following the explosion.
"We were all scared, and my children and my wife were crying".
But how many women & children did the Afghanistan bomb kill? It was the first major militant group to directly challenge the Afghan Taliban's dominance over the local insurgency. He said there were no civilian casualties. Achin is right on the border with Pakistan.
General Waziri said the bombing was necessary because the complex was extremely hard to penetrate, with some tunnels as deep as 40 metres.
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