The United State army did it again. US Military dropped an enormous bomb in Afghanistan which was actually targeting the militant organization ISIS. CNN has reported this as the breaking news with confirmation from the officials who are directly involved in the mission.
It is said that a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb, which is nicknamed as MOAB was dropped exactly at 7 P.M local time on Thursday, according to the sources claimed by CNN.
Most Powerful Non-Nuclear Bomb
The MOAB is also known as the Mother of All Bombs, which is 21,600 pounds, GPS-guided munition and is considered as the most powerful non-nuclear bomb.
Aircraft MC-130 dropped the bomb, operated by Air Force Special Operations Command, sources in the military said.
The sources added that the target is to aim at the ISIS tunnels and the personnel in the Achin district of the Nangarhar province. The US military is presently assessing the damage caused by the monster bomb. Gen. John Nicholson, commander of the US forces in Afghanistan has signed off the use of the bomb to use on the Afghanistan aiming at ISIS tunnels, officials said to the sources of CNN.
This is the first time ever a MOAB has been used on the battlefield by the US, according to the US officials. This munition was initially developed during the Iraq war happened in 2003 during the regime of Saddam Hussain.