Pakistani nationals constitute majority of deaths caused by Thursday's 'mother of all bombs' strike carried out by the United States in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province, a security source told 1TV Tuesday.
The dead included also Indian, Tajik and Afghan nationals, according to the source.
Thirteen senior commanders were among 96 IS militants were killed in the strike in Achin district, that targeted IS top hotbed in the region, the source added.
The commanders were identified as below:
Shahid Omar Afridi, the group’s top commander and former member of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)
Walkan, brother of Hafiz Saeed, head of IS in Afghanistan, who was killed in U.S. drone strike last year
Mumtaz, reitered army officer of Pakistan
Abubakr, head of operation unit of IS Pakistan
Sheikh Waqas, former member of Lashkar-e-Taeba Pakistan
Mohammad, national of India
Ala Gita, national of India
Yasir, main commander of IS
Imran, who originated from Orakzay Agency of Pakistan
Aftab Punjabi, who belongs to Punjab of Pakistan
Hamza Orakzai, who belongs to Orakzay Agency of Pakistan
Hamid Kunari, national of Afghanistan
Sad Kunari, national of Afghanistan
The raid marked first time U.S. used its largest non-nuclear bomb in combat as it aims to eliminate IS in Afghanistan.
It is said that the attack also killed a Tajik militant commander, identified as Seddiq Tajiki, along with his 13 co-nationals.
According to the source, the IS caves complex also managed the group’s activities abroad.
It also had contact with an IS stronghold in northeastern Badakhshan province, which fights under the flag of the Taliban.