Two youth of the over 20 people from Kerala, who were recruited by the international terrorist organisation ISIS, were killed in US bombing on Afghanistan border late Thursday.
The last known location of the two Indian recruits, who were lured by the most wanted terrorist organisation in the world, was Nangarhar, according to Indian intelligence agencies.
The US military dropped their most powerful non-nuclear bomb on the ISIS secret tunnel in Achin district of Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, according to officials.
The Pentagon confirmed that GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB) also known as “mother of all bombs” was dropped at the bunkers and caves of IS in Afghanistan, known as ISIS- K (Khorasan). The MOAB is a GPS-guided 30-foot-long and 9,797 kg munition.
The US’s most powerful non-nuclear bomb killed around 36 fighters and destroyed the ISIS tunnel, Afghan officials said on Friday.
"As a result of the bombing, key Daesh [ISIL] hideouts and deep tunnel complex were destroyed and 36 IS fighters were killed," the Afghan Defence Ministry said.