US drops biggest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan

The Pentagon says U.S. forces in Afghanistan dropped the military's largest non-nuclear bomb on an ISIL target in Afghanistan

US drops biggest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan

World Bulletin / News Desk

The US military on Thursday dropped what is considered to be the largest non-nuclear bomb on an ISIL complex in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said.

The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb hit a "tunnel complex" in Achin district in Nangarhar province, US Forces Afghanistan said in a statement.

The strike occurred at about 7:32 pm local time (1502 GMT). 

Pentagon spokesman Adam Stump said it was the first combat use of the weapon. 

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 13 Nisan 2017, 20:09
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