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Pentagon drops 'mother of all bombs' in Afghanistan for first time ever - UPDATED


The United States has dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb in its military arsenal in Afghanistan, APA reports quoting Sputnik.

 

The bomb was used against a large group of Daesh terror group in east Afghanistan.

 

Later, the Pentagon confirmed that the GBU-43 bomb dubbed "the Mother of All Bombs" was dropped in the Nangarhar province.

 

The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast is a large-yield conventional non-nuclear bomb which was considered to be the most powerful non-nuclear weapon ever developed at the time of its creation.

 

This was the first time the bomb was dropped in a combat action. It has been in service since 2003.

 

It was dropped from a MC-130 jet, according to Pentagon spokesman Adam Stump.

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