MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A US aircraft dropped a 21,600-pound GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB) last Thursday on a Daesh cave and tunnels, killing at least 90 militants.
Tajik militants identified as Sediqi, Noorak, Hamid, and Haji Saeed, residents of Afghanistan were also killed in the airstrike.
Afghanistan is in a state of political and social turmoil, with government forces fighting the continuing Taliban insurgency. The instability has persisted in the country since the 2001 US-led invasion to defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda in the wake of the 9/11 attacks in the United States.
The lack of control and instability turned the country into home to the largest opium poppy production and distribution network in the world.