The cave which was hit by the ‘mother of all bombs’ had an approximated 800 fighters of the Islamic State. However an official statistic from the US states that around 36 IS fighters were killed in the bombing at Nangarhar province in Afghanistan on Thursday.
On Thursday, the United States dropped the most powerful non-nuclear bomb on Afghanistan to target a cave used by Islamic State militants. The GBU-43 or the Massive Ordinance Air Blast also known as the Mother of all Bombs targetted an IS hideout in the Nangarhar province.
The United States of America dropped the Mother of all Bombs at Nangarhar in Afghanistan on Thursday and Indian Intelligence agencies suspect that the mini Kerala may have been destroyed. It may be recalled that around 21 Keralites had gone missing last year and as per the intelligence agencies, they had taken shelter in Nangarhar in Afghanistan.
Atleast 500 Pakistani nationals have been killed in the US bombing that took place at Nangarhar province in Afghanistan. The area that was targetted was controlled by the Islamic State and protected by the Pakistan army, sources say.
It was the first time that the Mother of all Bombs was used despite it being developed in the early 2000s. What the targeting of the Islamic State in Afghanistan with this mighty bomb signals is that US President Donald Trump has delivered on his promise that he would ‘kick the s**t out of the Islamic State.
An Islamic State operative from Kerala was reportedly killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan. Hafeezudeen, who was missing from Padanna, Kasaragod since June 2016, was reportedly killed in a drone attack on Friday in Afghanistan.
This message was conveyed by his friend Ashfaq to a relative of the deceased in a telegram message. Ashfaq too had accompanied him to Afghanistan to be part of the Jihadi forces.
The IS camp in Nagrahar in Afghanistan is said to have at least 2,000 recruits from different parts of the world. However, Indian agencies are hot on the trail of Shajeer Abdullah, from Kerala, believed to be the prime recruiter for the IS in Kerala.
Sources tell OneIndia that the IS runs a camp at Jalalabad and these persons have been shifted there.