No Info on Death of Indians in US’ MOAB Attack, Says Govt

Media reports had claimed 13 ISIS fighters from India were killed when the US dropped the MOAB in Afghanistan.

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The United States dropped the MOAB in eastern Afghanistan on April 13. (Photo: AP)

The government has no information about the death of any Indian when the US dropped its most powerful non-nuclear bomb on an ISIS stronghold in Afghanistan.

A top Home Ministry official said the central government has received no information regarding the death of any Indian when the 'Mother Of All Bombs' was dropped on an ISIS tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan on April 13.

"We have no information about death of Indians in the bombing in Afghanistan," the official said.

There were media reports that 13 suspected ISIS fighters from India were among the 96 militants killed when the US military dropped the massive bomb.

Kabul-based Pajhwok Afghan News agency quoted an unnamed security official as saying that "13 Indian Daesh militants were also among those killed".

Daesh, an acronym for the Arabic phrase al-Dawla al- Islamiya al-Iraq al-Sham (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), is a name used by Afghan and Arab officials to refer to the ISIS.

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