USA was first used in Afghanistan against the IG heavy-duty non-nuclear bomb
According to CNN, the bomb was used “a few hours ago” to destroy the tunnels IG.
WASHINGTON, April 13. /Offset. TASS Anton Cranks/. The Pentagon has confirmed that first used in Afghanistan, heavy-duty high-explosive bombs, called in USA “mother of all bombs”. This was reported TASS the press service of the defense Ministry.
“For the first time this bomb was used in battle,” — said the Agency interlocutor, noting that the operation “was developed for several months.”
According to sources of CNN, the bomb was dropped from the plane “a few hours ago” to destroy the tunnels and caves in Eastern Afghanistan used by the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). The U.S. military is currently evaluating extremists caused the damage.
In the report ammunition called the “largest non-nuclear bombs,” available to the United States. CNN notes that this is the first use in combat conditions specified bomb, meanwhile, had previously received information about the use of this ammunition in Iraq. The bomb was delivered to Afghanistan some time ago.
The mass of the bomb GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb more than 9.5 tons. It is equipped with a system of satellite guidance.