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Bangladeshis, Indians among militants killed by MOAB

Bangladeshis, Indians among militants killed by MOAB

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Apr 20, 2017 - 11:20

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The massive US bomb dropped on an Islamic State cave complex in Afghanistaninfo-icon last week killed militant fighters from Bangladesh, Pakistaninfo-icon, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Russia, India, and other countries, a media report said on Thursday.

 “Most militants killed in the attack were from Pakistan, India, Philippines, and Bangladesh,” Mohammad Radmanish, a spokesman for the Afghan defence ministry, was quoted as saying on April 18.

The GBU-43 bomb, nicknamed MOAB for “massive ordnance air blast” or “mother of all bombs,” killed 96 Islamic State militants, including four key IS leaders on April 13, the Pentagon and Afghan officials have said.

They said it also destroyed a 300-meter long cave system, along with large amounts of light and heavy weapons and munitions.

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