GBU-43 bomb kills 36 IS militants in Afghanistan

Kabul/Washington: According to the information shared by the Afghan Defence Ministry, minimum of 36 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in the US military strike on the terror group in Afghanistan.

The US military dropped the largest non-nuclear, 10-tonne missile powered by a wave of air pressure, on an IS cave complex in Achin District, in Nangahar Province bordering Pakistan.

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“The strike has destroyed an IS headquarters, three IS hideouts along with several bunkers and deep tunnels as well as huge amount of weapons and ammunition,” the Defence Ministry statement said.

No civilian was injured in the raid which took place in Mohmand Dara village, Asadkhil area of the district, the statement added.

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