Selangor Journal

US dropped largest non-nuclear bomb

WASHINGTON, APR 14: The United States’ (US) armed forces has dropped a non-nuclear bomb yesterday, believed to be the largest so far, on a complex owned by Daesh militants in Afghanistan.
The AFP International News Agency reported that US air force in Afghanistan said in a statement, the bomb known as GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast was right on target on the complex located in Achin district, in Nangarhar region.
The attack was launched at 7.32 p.m. local time (10.32 p.m. Malaysian time).
A Pentagon spokesperson, Adam Stump said that is the first attack using that bomb.
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The GBU-42 also nicknamed as the ‘mother of all bombs’ is a GPS-guided missile and was first tested in March 2003. It is described as most effective for target groups above or below ground.
Foreign policy experts said the use of specific weapon such as GBU-43 is seen more due to the target – tunnel- rather than as a message from US to other countries, using a weapon that powerful.

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