Afghanistan has described the loss of the IG after the application of the U.S. “mother of all bombs”
Moscow. April 14. INTERFAX.RU — the Use of the United States one of the most powerful non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan has led to the elimination of at least 36 militants grouping “Islamic state”. About it reports on Friday CNN TV channel with reference to the defense Ministry of Afghanistan.
In addition, managed to destroy three of an underground tunnel, weapons and ammunition, said the TV channel.
It is noted that civilians in an attack has not suffered.
Newsthe United States has shown “Mother of all bombs”: what is unique about this weapon
As reported, the United States dropped the most powerful in their possession of non-nuclear bombs on positions of fighters of terrorist group “Islamic state” (banned in Russia) in Nangarhar province in Afghanistan.
According to TV channel, we are talking about non-nuclear bomb GBU-43B, weighing 9.5 tons, known as the “mother of all bombs.”
It was first tested in 2003, since until now not been applied.
GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) is a high-explosive bomb has a length of 9.17 m and a diameter of 102.9 cm, weight of the bomb is 9.5 tons, of which 8.4 tons, accounts for the explosive, which is a mixture of RDX, TNT and aluminum powder. The force of the explosion of 11 tons of TNT, the blast radius of about 140 meters, a partial collapse occurs at a distance of 1.5 km from the epicenter.
#USFOR_A GBU-43 strike against ISIS-K cave and tunnel systems in #Achin gpaim district, #NangarharProvince, Afghanistan, April 13, 2017. pic.twitter.com/2iuGOQy6tH
— USForces Afghanistan (@USFOR_A) 14 APR 2017