According to multiple news sources, the United States military dropped a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb, also referred to as the mother of all bombs around 7 PM local time Thursday.
Four US military officials with knowledge of the mission said that the “target was ISIS tunnels and personnel in the Achin district of the Nangarhar province.”
The bomb is 21,600-pounds, GPS-guided, and is said to be America’s most powerful non-nuclear bomb.
We hear that General John Nicholson who is the commander of the US forces in Afghanistan gave the use of the bomb’s green light.
This is reportedly the first time this bomb is being utilized–it was developed during the Iraq war.
This story is developing.
Source: Fox6Now, https://www.google.com/amp/fox6now.com/2017/04/13/us-drops-largest-non-nuclear-bomb-in-afghanistan/amp/
Photo: Eglin Air Force Base
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