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 was dropped in 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 father of all bombs.” This is the very first time the weapon has been used in combat. It comes as war fears reach fever pitch, with Kim Jong-un’s North Korea on the brink of sparking global conflict.
The bomb weighs approximately 21,000 lbs.
The bombing is a major indication that the President’s vow to obliterate ISIS and “wipe them off the face of the Earth”.