U.S. MOAB bomb may have killed as many as 94 Islamic State terrorists in Afghanistan’s cave area

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© Noorullah Shirzada, AFP | Afghan security forces participate in an ongoing operation against Islamic State (IS) militants in Nangahar’s Achin district in Afghanistan April 14, 2017, a day after the US military dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb.

The number of militants killed in an attack by the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military has risen to 94, an Afghan official said Saturday.

Ataullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor in Nangarhar, said the number of Islamic State group dead was up from the 36 reported a day earlier. A Ministry of Defense official had said Friday the number of dead could rise as officials assessed the bomb site in Achin district.

“Fortunately there is no report of civilians being killed in the attack,” Khogyani said.

The U.S. attack on a tunnel complex in remote eastern Nangarhar province near the Pakistan border killed at…

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