Local Afghan leaders have called the massive bomb that was dropped in eastern Afghanistan last Thursday 'very successful' and are pleased with the results.

US troops are still battling suspected Islamic State fighters near the site where the GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb, nicknamed 'the mother of all bombs' was dropped from an American MC-130 aircraft in the Achin district of Nangarhar province, bordering Pakistan, last week.

But local Afghan leaders have said they 'all are happy' with the results of the bomb, which had an official insurgent death toll of 96. US, Afghan and local authorities say there were no civilian casualties.  More from the The Daily Mail here > Afghan tribal leaders praise US for 'Mother of all bombs' strike, saying it has 'pulled ISIS out by the roots from the region' and 'finished off a huge threat to our people'