US drops "mother of all bombs" on IS militants in Afghanistan
It was dropped from a MC-130 aircraft in the Achin district of Nangarhar province.
The United States has dropped the "mother of all bombs", the largest non-nuclear device on a network of caves and tunnels used by Islamic State militant group in eastern Afghanistan.
According to Pentagon spokesman Adam Stump, the 9,797 kilograms heavy, GBU-43 bomb, GPS-guided munition, which was first tested in March 2003, had eleven tons of explosives. It was dropped from a MC-130 aircraft in the Achin district of Nangarhar province. However, he did not give detail of the damages caused by the bombing.
In a statement, President Donald Trump touted the bombing as evidence of a more muscular US foreign policy since he took office in January.