US' "mother of all bombs" kill 36 ISIS terrorists in Afghanistan
New York: The United States (US) has dropped its most powerful non-nuclear bomb – GBU-43/B Massive Ordinance Air Blast bomb (popularly known as mother of all bombs) on remote ISIS positions in Afghanistan.
US official data said that at least 36 terrorists have been killed in the second mighty attack in Nangarhar province, near the Pakistan border.
"As a result of the bombing, key Daesh (IS) hideouts and deep tunnel complex were destroyed and 36 IS fighters were killed," the defence ministry said in a statement.
GBU-43/B Massive Ordinance Air Blast bomb (MOAB) keeps the ability of destroying an area equivalent to nine city blocks.
US President Donald Trump said that the third major military action on ISIS bases was yet successful job.
What Afghanistan’s ambasaador to US, Hamdullah Mohib said?
- The colossal MOAB was dropped after fighting had intensified over the last week.
- US and Afghan forces had been unable to advance because ISIS -- which has expanded into Afghanistan in recent years -- had mined the area with explosives.
First MOAB Strike:
- The US officials said that no country has used MOAB in the battlefield.
- MOAB was developed during the Iraq war.
- It was developed to blow away the large Iraqi troops and to pressure them to surrender and not even fighting.
- It was meant to carry a psychological operation.