The US military has dropped an enormous bomb in Afghanistan, according to four US military officials with direct knowledge of the mission, reports CNN.
A GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb, nicknamed MOAB, was dropped at 7 p.m. local time Thursday, the sources said, according to the report.
CNN explains that the MOAB is also known as the “mother of all bombs.” A MOAB is a 21,600-pound, GPS-guided munition that is America’s most powerful non-nuclear bomb.
The bomb was dropped by an MC-130 aircraft, operated by Air Force Special Operations Command, according to the military sources.
The report states that the targets for the MOAB were ISIS tunnels and personnel in the Achin district of the Nangarhar province.