US MOAB strike: Death toll of terrorists goes up to 90

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The number of terrorists of the Islamic State killed in the bombing by the United States has gone up to 90. The US had dropped the MOAB or the 'Mother of All Bombs' at Nangarhar, Afghanistan on Thursday. On Friday the US said that it had inflicted damage on the IS hideout in the province.

GBU-43B, the largest non-nuclear weapon

The MOAB, the biggest non-nuclear bomb was dropped on IS caves and tunnels in the Nangahar province on Thursday. The initial assessment suggested that the death toll in the IS camp was at 36. However, on Saturday the death toll was put at 90 and is likely to rise.

The US had targetted this area as it got intelligence about the IS setting up a major module. The IS had targetted Afghanistan to extend its reach in the sub-continent. Several persons from India too had joined the outfit. In fact, 21 from Kerala who went missing last year had been tracked to the module in Nangarhar.

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