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‘Mother of all bombs’ kills 36 IS militants in Afghanistan

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Kabul,April 14 2017 :At least 36 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed when the US military dropped a massive GBU-43 bomb, also known as the “mother of all bombs”, in eastern Afghanistan, Kabul’s Ministry of Defence announced on Friday.

Ministry spokesperson Muhammad Radmanish told Efe news that a large amount of ammunition and weapons were also destroyed in the bombing.

The GBU-43, a non-nuclear, 10-tonne missile powered by a wave of air pressure, was dropped on Thursday onto the caves used by the terror group in Achin district, Nangarhar province, on approval of US President Donald Trump.

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