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US ‘launches airstrike’ after apparent insider attack

KABUL: US Forces carried out an airstrike on an Afghan government militia after an apparent insider attack in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan sources have told AFP, killing as many as 13 fighters. The incident occurred Thursday as US soldiers were patrolling in the Islamic State-stronghold of Achin in Nangarhar province, according to Hakim Khan, a commander of the government militia involved in the incident. He said there had been a "shooting incident" after which US forces conducted an airstrike targeting the militia.…

Five views on the ‘Mother of All Bombs’ in Afghanistan

KABUL: The United States has dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb on Afghanistan, killing dozens of Islamic State militants in a dramatic escalation that US President Donald Trump said had been "very, very successful". Here are five other views on the use of the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb -- dubbed the "Mother Of All Bombs" -- for the first time in combat since it was developed in the early days of the Iraq war. Also Watch Video shows the moment US dropped ‘Mother of All Bombs’ in Afghanistan US Central…