The airstrike, U.S. military explained, was created to minimise the casualty risk. "Unlike similar news received in February about the death of another youth from here, this time there are no pictures (to establish the death)", the officer said.
In addition, said an administration official who spoke on the condition of anonymity, the attack also reinforces the message that US President Donald Trump has given his military commanders freer rein than did his predecessor, Barack Obama.
Pakistani villagers living near the Afghan border said the explosion was so loud they thought a bomb ad been dropped in their village by US warplanes targeting terrorists in Pakistan.
Afghan defense officials said after the operation that 36 suspected terrorists were killed.
Afghanistan's Ambassador to the U.S. Hamdullah Mohib said the colossal Massive Ordinance Air Blast Bomb was dropped after fighting had intensified over the last week. "No civilian has been hurt and only the base which Daesh used to launch attacks in other parts of the province, was destroyed", defence ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri had reportedly said in a statement.
The bomb, weighing almost 10,000-kilogram, is guided by Global Positioning System and is the most powerful non-nuclear bomb that the United States possesses.
The Pentagon said the weapon was brought into Afghanistan just for this mission.
According to USA officials, most of the members of the local Islamic State branch are Pakistani and Uzbek militants.
For four weeks prior to the bombing, Afghan special forces tried to penetrate the area, but they were unsuccessful due to the hard terrain and a belt of improvised explosive devises planted by ISIS fighters, Gen. Dawlat Waziri, spokesman for Afghanistan's Defense Ministry said.
Shinwari's spokesman, Ataullah Khogyani, said that a clearance operation in the area was continuing.
The Site Intelligence Group, which tracks extremist organizations, reported Friday on a statement from the Afghan Taliban that condemned the US for its "terrorist" attack.
In a press briefing yesterday, Gen John Nicholson, commander of United States forces in Afghanistan, said: "We have USA forces at the site and we see no evidence of civilian casualties nor have there been reports".
"This is the right weapon against this target". "Precautions were taken to avoid civilian casualties with this airstrike". The Pentagon previously said there were hundreds of militant fighters in the area.
Derek Norris finished the game going 2-for-4 including a RBI single in the sixth inning to push the Rays lead to 3-1. Tim Beckham went 2 for 4 with a 2-run home run, while Kevin Kiermaier went 1 for 5 with an RBI double.
President of the United States of America Donald Trump was against the deal during his campaigning days. The Trump administration, however, has "no intention of passing the buck to a future administration".
But King, who voted for Hillary Clinton, said she believes Trump's role in the White House represents a conflict of interest. It is not clear how Trump, now a federal employee, will navigate continuing ties to far-flung foreign business interests.
Police had been looking for him since the Nordic country's Migration Agency in December gave him four weeks to leave the country. Explosives are said to have been found in the back of the beer truck that he hijacked from popular Swedish beermaker Sprendrups.
Bruins C Patrice Bergeron, a three-time Selke Trophy victor , was named a finalist for the award for the sixth time Wednesday. But a shot at redemption has come during the playoffs, and the Boston Bruins have been victimized by Ryan's resurgence.
Turnover increased 6.1 per cent to €13.3bn (£11.1bn), and the firm said this included a positive currency impact of 2.4 per cent. The maker of Dove soap and Knorr soups said underlying sales rose 2.9 percent in its financial first quarter.
An official announcement is expected to be made by Nick Hurd, the climate minister, on Thursday, the Guardian understands. The bank, based in Edinburgh, will also continue to operate its two offices in Edinburgh and London .
However, Palestinians from the West Bank need an entry permit to enter Israel and the Israeli authorities often deny such permits. In his opinion piece in the Times , Barghouti said a strike was the only way to gain concessions after other options had failed.
The National Park Service has deployed a helicopter, drone, inflatable motor boat and about 20 search and rescue personnel. But the park's almost 2,000 square miles, steep cliffs and mesmerizing views have often led to accidents and deaths.
Apple gets green light to test self-driving cars
By no means does this confirm an " Apple Car", in fact the permit granted to Apple covers the use of Lexus RX450h vehicles. The permit allows Apple to test drive three different vehicles with six different "drivers" sitting behind the wheel.
Samsung heir denies bribery charges at hearing
Samsung intends to announce its first-quarter net profit and sales by unit when it releases revised earnings later in April. The global recall of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 actually hammered Samsung with a loss of about $17 billion.
Caves beat Pacers and Spurs defeat Grizzlies, both lead 2-0
However, it was the Cavs' turnovers that allowed the Pacers to stick around, cutting a 13-point Cleveland lead down to five. He was a free agent after being released by the New Orleans Pelicans, who needed his roster spot because he was injured.
You can now buy the brains behind Amazon's Alexa
Werner Vogels, Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.com made a number of announcements from the stage during his opening keynote. These conversational apps can then be deployed on mobile devices or as bots on services such as Facebook Messenger and Slack.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz is not running for re-election
In February, he was drowned out by boos at a town hall meeting, where constituents shouted, " Do your job! ". Chaffetz said he announced now so that another candidate could rise in the 3rd Congressional District.