The U.S. military defended its decision to lose most powerful non-nuclear bomb countries on the positions of ISIS in Afghanistan, calling the attack a “tactical” step. This writes CNN.
The bomb GBU-43/B (MOAB, the so-called “Mother of all bombs”) was dropped on a network of fortified underground tunnels that the militants used to launch attacks against Afghan government troops.
Strike in Nangarhar province near the Pakistani border killed 36 ISIS fighters, according to Afghan officials.
New video shows the massive, 21,000-pound bomb hitting ISIS in Afghanistan. At least 36 ISIS fighters were killed https://t.co/e6YqtwNnW3 pic.twitter.com/PFeuFVBZnX
— CNN (@CNN) 14 quinia 2017 R.
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GBU-43 — heavy-duty high-explosive bomb, was established in 2003. The force of the explosion of 11 tons of TNT, the blast radius of about 140 meters, a partial collapse occurs at a distance of 1.5 kilometers from the epicenter. Bomb equipped with a guidance system.