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Huge US bomb kills dozens of IS militants: Afghan officials

Apr 14. 2017
(FILES) A video grab from 2003 color file footage courtesy the US Air Force (USAF) shows a mushroom cloud created by a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb prototype moments after impact at a test site at Eglin Air Force Base, in Florida. / AFP
(FILES) A video grab from 2003 color file footage courtesy the US Air Force (USAF) shows a mushroom cloud created by a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb prototype moments after impact at a test site at Eglin Air Force Base, in Florida. / AFP
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By Agence France-Presse

JALALABAD - The US military's largest non-nuclear bomb killed at least 36 militants as it decimated a deep tunnel complex of the Islamic State group, Afghan officials said Friday, ruling out any civilian casualties.

"As a result of the bombing, key Daesh (IS) hideouts and deep tunnel complex were destroyed and 36 IS fighters were killed," the defence ministry stated of the strike in eastern Afghanistan late Thursday.

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