With two reports one from Afghanistan and another from US has reported the loss of life nearly one hundred of terrorist. An Afghan official has said that more than 80 terrorists were killed when US military aircraft dropped Massive Ordinance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb in Afghanistan in Thursday.
Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the Nangarhar provincial governor’s office said that at least 82 terrorists were killed as a result of the bomb strike.
US military aircraft dropped the 22,000-pound MOAB, nicknamed the Mother of All Bombs in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province.
MOAB is the largest non-nuclear bomb in the US arsenal. Earlier yesterday, an Afghan Defense Ministry spokesperson had said that at least 36 terrorists of Islamic State group were killed in the US bomb attack.
According to Washington, the MOAB was dropped to destroy a system of underground tunnels and caves in Nangarhar, used by IS terrorists.
The MOAB has been in service in the US military since 2003, but Thursday marked the first time the bomb was used in a combat action. The cost of a single MOAB is 16 million dollars.
At least 90 Islamic State terrorists were killed by a huge bomb dropped by the United States in Afghanistan. The Governor of the Achin Province, Ismail Shinwary gave this information. The most powerful non-nuclear bomb ever used by the US in combat was dropped on an IS base in Achin district of Nangarhar, bordering Pakistan.
US official said, a network of tunnels and caves was destroyed when US military aircraft dropped the 22,000-pound GBU-43-Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb (MOAB), the Mother of All Bombs. The bomb was dropped after fighting intensified over the past week and US-backed ground forces struggled to advance on the area. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s office said in a statement the attack was a part of a joint operation by Afghan and international troops.
The strike came as U.S. President Donald Trump prepares to dispatch his first high-level delegation to Kabul, amid uncertainty about his plans for the nearly 9,000 American troops stationed in Afghanistan.