Bangladeshis among ‘militants’ killed by 'Mother of All Bombs'

Online Desk | Update:

bombThe US bomb dropped on an Islamic State cave complex in Afghanistan last week killed ‘militants’ from Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Russia, India, Bangladesh, and other countries, says Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty.

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

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 13 April, the Pentagon and Afghan officials have said.

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

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