The United States has dropped a Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb – the largest non-nuclear weapon in its arsenal – on an ISIS tunnel target in Afghanistan. The bomb – twice the size of the nuke dropped on Hiroshima – was dropped on Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, the Pentagon has confirmed.
The blast radius is believed to be over 300 meters and the weapon is described as “the mother of all bombs”. It is the very first time the weapon has been used in combat and a huge statement that Trump plans to deliver on his promise to “wipe ISIS off the face of the Earth”.
The bomb was dropped by an MC-130 aircraft, operated by Air Force Special Operations Command. The military is currently assessing the damage.