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Ex-Afghan leader slams dropping of huge bomb by US

By Rahim Faiez

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said the US was using the country as a weapons testing ground as he called the recent use of the largest-ever non-nuclear bomb "an immense atrocity against the Afghan people".

US forces last week dropped the GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb in eastern Nangarhar province, reportedly killing 95 militants.

Mr Karzai said his country "was used very disrespectfully by the US to test its weapons of mass destruction".

He said: "How could a government of a country allow the use of a weapon of mass destruction on its own territory? Whatever the reason, whatever the cause, how could they allow that?"

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