Use of 'mother of all bombs' against Islamic State group in Afghanistan was an appropriate action, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said Monday.
Chairing regular ministerial council meeting, Abdullah said that the strike in Nangarhar province targeted IS’ largest hotbed in Afghanistan.
He said that the raid killed many insurgents who were responsible for the killing of hundreds of people in Nangarhar, and attacks in other parts of the country, including Kabul.
“It was an appropriate action. Local residents especially those who lost their members or were displaced greatly welcomed the strike,” Abdullah said.
The bomb was largest ever non-nuclear device used by the U.S. in combat.
The strike, which killed more than 90 militants, was welcomed by the Afghan government, but drew condemnation from former President Hamid Karzai, who termed it as testing of weapons.
In apparent reference to Karzai’s remarks, Abdullah said that there is firm will on fight against terror groups and any stance taken to disturb the situation would not help peace process and anti-terror fight.