After Massive Bomb Strike, US NSA HR McMaster Arrives Afghanistan

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After Massive Bomb Strike, US NSA HR McMaster Arrives Afghanistan

On Thursday the US military in Afghanistan dropped its GBU-43/B Massive Air Blast. (File Photo)


Kabul:  US National Security Advisor General HR McMaster arrived in Kabul on Sunday days after the American military dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb on ISIS terrorist group hideouts in eastern Afghanistan, killing nearly a hundred terrorists.

On his first visit to the country as President Donald Trump's envoy, Mr McMaster said on Twitter he was set to hold 'very important talks on mutual cooperation'.

"Welcome Lt. Gen. HR McMaster to Kabul and thank you for your continuous support," Afghanistan's presidential palace tweeted.

On Thursday the US military in Afghanistan dropped its GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast, dubbed the "Mother of All Bombs", in combat for the first time on ISIS hideouts in the Achin district of Nangarhar province.

Afghanistan's defence ministry on Sunday put the death toll at 95 terrorists and no civilians.

The attack triggered global shock waves, with some condemning the use of Afghanistan as what they called a testing ground for the weapon, and against a terrorist group that is not considered as big a threat as the resurgent Taliban.

It came a week after US President Donald Trump ordered missile strikes against Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack, and as China warned of the potential for conflict amid rising US tensions with North Korea.

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