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96 Daesh rebels including commanders dead in GBU-43 bombing

96 Daesh rebels including commanders dead in GBU-43 bombing

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Apr 16, 2017 - 15:26

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Afghan Special Forces have arrived in the area which was struck by the US largest non-nuclear bomb also known as Mother of All Bombs and launched their search, an official said on Sunday.

Maj. Gen. Dawlat Waziri, spokesman for the Ministry of Defence (MoD), told Pajhwok Afghan News initial investigation showed that 96 Daesh rebels had been killed and their weapons and other equipment had been destroyed.

He said security officials had conducted search in four tunnels and it was revealed that four Daesh commanders were among 96 dead in the largest bomb attack.

He added some foreign Daesh rebels, including Pakistaninfo-icon’s military retired officer Mumtaz, Mohammad, Indian national Algeta, Yasir Khurasani, Imran, Aftab khan from Panjab and Shaikh Waqas from Abbottabad were among the dead.

District Chief Ismael Shinwari also acknowledged Afghan forces arrived in the Asadkhelo area and went to the site where the heaviest non-nuclear bomb was dropped.  

But Nangarhar police spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashraqiwal said no one visited the destroyed Daesh tunnels in the Asadkhelo area, adding information about the losses of Daesh were based on intelligence.

US forces on Thursday evening dropped the Massive Ordinance Air Blast (MOAB) GBU-43/B on Daesh positions in the Achin district.

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