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Afghanistan: US bomb killed 36 IS militants, no civilian casualties

Published:Friday | April 14, 2017 | 4:52 AM
A general view of Achin district, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan after US forces dropped a bomb, on April 14. - AP Photo

The Afghan defence ministry says a US military strike with a weapon known as the "mother of all bombs" killed 36 IS militants and destroyed their base.

The ministry says no civilians were affected by the explosion.

The bomb was dropped on a tunnel complex used by so-called Islamic State in Nangarhar province.

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