Mother of all Bombs strike in Afghanistan ‘killed dozens’

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A US military strike with a weapon known as the “mother of all bombs” (MOAB) killed 36 IS militants and destroyed their base, the Afghan defence ministry says.

The most powerful non-nuclear bomb ever used by the US in combat was dropped on IS tunnels in Nangarhar province.

No civilians were affected by the explosion, the ministry said.

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned the attack as “an inhuman and most brutal misuse of our country”.

The MOAB strike followed last week’s death of a US special forces soldier fighting IS in Nangarhar.

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