19 April 2017

News Story: Blast Site ‘Off-Limits’ To Everyone Except U.S Forces

By Karim Amini

Four days after the U.S dropped a Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb on Achin district in Nangarhar, the U.S still has the blast site under lock down – barring access to all including Afghan security forces.

Reporting from the area, TOLOnews journalist Karim Amini said only U.S Forces are allowed in to Assadkhil village in Mohmand Dara area where the “Mother of All Bombs” was dropped on Thursday night.

Amini reported that the area is sealed off to everyone, including Afghan military and the press.

Amini also reported that Daesh is still active in parts of Mohmand Dara, especially near the Durand Line, where they are firing off rockets at Afghan security forces.

Eastern Nangarhar police department meanwhile refused to comment on why the area has not been cleared of Daesh and why the security forces have been barred from entering the village.

Police said however they will not allow Daesh to return to the area.

Read the full story at TOLOnews