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Wednesday's suicide bombing, claimed by the Islamic State group, was the deadliest to hit US troops since they deployed to Syria in 2014.
Among those caught were three women including the two French women who had red and blue Interpol notices issued against them, Anadolu and the private DHA news agency reported.
In a statement issued Monday, the US military's Africa Command said it carried out four strikes on December 15 in which 34 people were killed and two more on December 16 which killed 28.
All had their passports cancelled this year on suspicion that they intended to fight with extremists overseas.
Most children of Iraqi IS members live mingled among the hundreds of thousands still languishing in camps for those displaced by the three years of fighting that brought down IS.
The violence has escalated in recent weeks, with more than 60 people killed in suicide bombings at a wrestling club and an education centre
The bombing happened when a group from the district of Achin came to Momandara district to block the main highway between the capital Jalalabad and the Torkham border with Pakistan.
The group of mostly women and children were abducted by IS during a massive July 25 assault on the Druze community in Sweida, in which the jihadists killed more than 250 people.
Months after Iraq declared victory over the Islamic State group, attention has turned from the military battle to the fight for jobs and public services.
Unemployment and the long interruption to salaries has prevented very many young people who want to start a family from marrying.
The woman was captured during a military operation in the northern province of Jowzjan -- an IS stronghold -- on Thursday night, several officials said.
French President Emmanuel Macron said all evidence suggested that it was a terror attack — the first one since he became president in May.
An analysis by The Associated Press has found that Iraq has detained or imprisoned at least 19,000 people accused of connections to the Islamic State group or other terror-related offences.
According to experts, an estimated 20,000 people are being held in jail in Iraq for alleged membership of IS.
The statement said all of the assailants died during the attack, which killed six Russian soldiers.