On Twitter, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani approved of the strike, saying it was "designed to support the efforts of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and US forces ... conducting clearance operations in the region."
"Precautions were taken to avoid civilian casualties with this air strike," Ghani said.
When asked about Thursday's use of the most powerful non-nuclear bomb, President Trump did not say whether he gave the approval, CNN reported.
“Everybody knows exactly what happens. So, what I do is I authorize our military,” Trump said.
“We have given them total authorization and that’s what they’re doing.”
Hakim Khan, 50, a resident of Achin district where the attack took place, welcomed the attack on ISIS.
"I want 100 times more bombings on this group," he told The Associated Press.