US military strike with a massive non nuclear bomb known as the “mother of all bombs” (MOAB), in eastern Afghanistan to target the ISIS complex caves, which resulted a killing of at least 36 ISIS militants, Afghan Defence ministry said.
During a 16 years war US for the first time used as much huge non nuclear bomb in Afghanistan, which is also known as the “mother of all bombs,” this successful strike destroyed at least three complex tunnels along a weapons arsenal of IS, meanwhile no civilian affected by the bomb strike, Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman stated.
The 9,800 kg weighted and more than 9m (30 ft) long bomb was dropped to target tunnel complex used as a safe home of the IS militants inside the mountains of Afghan province Nangarhar.
Afghan defence ministry said the bomb targeted a village in the Momand valley where IS fighters were using a network of caves in east Afghanistan near the border of Pakistan.
The GBU-43/B named bomb also called the Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb is among the collection of US weapons, it is the largest non-nuclear bomb used for the first time in any war by US.
It was dropped by plane in Achin district on Thursday evening local time, the Pentagon said it was dropped by a plane on Thursday evening in Afghan Achin district.
Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai criticised the bomb strike saying it “an inhuman and most brutal misuse of our country”.
US in 2003 did the successful test fire of the GBU 43, which was reported as it produced a huge smoke cloud up to 32 km in the sky, meanwhile no details of its destruction by this bomb attack in Afghanistan is estimated till yet.
Chief Executive of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah confirmed that the bomb strike was done by the co operation of local government, he stated that “great care had been taken to avoid civilian harm”.