In the result of application of heavy duty high-explosive bombs GBU-43 killed 36 militants of the banned in Russia grouping “Islamic state” (IG). About it reports Reuters with reference to the statement of the Ministry of defense of Afghanistan.
“No civilian was injured, destroyed only the base from which the militants carried out attacks on other parts of the province,” announced press Secretary of the Ministry of defense of the Republic of dawlat Vaziri.
Vermosa bomb was used on Thursday, April 13, in the province of Nangarhar. As stated by the American command, using the GBU-43, the military hoped to destroy the system of tunnels and caves used by militants. The preparation of the operation took several months.
In 2003, GBU-43/B was the most powerful bomb in the world. 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 kilometers from the epicenter. Previously this gun was tested twice at the site, but never used in combat.