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April 15, 2017
Huge US bomb kills dozens of IS militants in Afghanistan
Jalalabad, Afghanistan (AFP) April 14, 2017
The US military's largest non-nuclear bomb killed dozens of Islamic State militants as it smashed their mountain hideouts, Afghan officials said Friday, ruling out any civilian casualties despite the weapon's destructive power. The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb - dubbed the "Mother Of All Bombs" - was unleashed in combat for the first time, hitting IS positions in eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday. The bombing is expected to further erode IS's capabilities in Afghanistan and se ... read more

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