U.S. drops largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan to target ISIS

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Washington D. C. [USA], Apr 13 (ANI): The U.S. military has dropped its most powerful non-nuclear bomb in the Achin district of Afghanistan's Nangarhar province which borders Pakistan to target the Islamic State tunnels and personnel, reports the CNN. According to the report, four U.S. military officials with direct knowledge of the mission said a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb, nicknamed MOAB, was dropped at 7 p.m. local time Thursday. The MOAB is also known as the "mother of all bombs." A MOAB is a 21,600-pound, GPS-guided munition that is America's most powerful non-nuclear bomb. The bomb was dropped by an MC-130 aircraft, operated by Air Force Special Operations Command, according to the military sources. The military is currently assessing the damage. This is the first time a MOAB has been used in the battlefield, according to the US officials. This munition was developed during the Iraq War. (ANI)