Earlier, Daisy Cutter bombs and white phosphorus bombs were used both in Iraq and Tora Bora in Afghanistan.
The massive bomb terrified villagers 20 miles away across the border in Pakistan with a blast they described as earsplitting.
The United States on Thursday launched a major airstrike against the terror group using the Mother of All Bombs, GBU-43 bomb to destroy the tunnels network and other hideouts of the terror group in Achin district.
Afghanistan officials say the attack on the tunnel complezx left 36 Islamic State group fighters dead.
"At least 92 ISIS fighters were killed in the bombing", Achin district governor Esmail Shinwari said today.
President Donald Trump has indicated disengagement from conflicts but attack in Syria, tension with South Korea and dropping of deadliest bombs in Afghanistan shows that previous policy would continue and this does not augur well for regional/global peace and stability.
The bombing targeted various Islamic State positions and infrastructure, Pentagon officials said. USA forces in Afghanistan on Thursday struck an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with the largest non-nuclear weapon every used in combat by the US military, Pentagon officials said.
He said there are still no signs of civilian casualties.Читайте также: Jury in ex-NFL player's trial ends 5th day without verdict
The U.S. military strategically dropped a 21,600-pound GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb from a C-130 Hercules on what it called the "right target" in the eastern Afghanistan on Thursday night.
"From his perspective, it was just another bomb", a senior defense official told The Washington Examiner for a report Friday. The village is a barrier between Nangarhar and the Kurram tribal region.
The security situation remains precarious in Afghanistan, with a number of militant groups trying to claim territory more than 15 years after the USA invasion which toppled the Taliban government.
An Afghan commando stands guard at Pandola village, near the site of the USA forces' bombing in Achin district of Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, April 14, 2017.
Despite endorsement of the bombing by President Ghani and CEO Dr Abdullah, former President Hamid Karzai and Kabul's top envoy to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal condemned the American attack.
The statement said it is the responsibility of Afghans, not the USA, to remove the Islamic State group from the country.
An Islamic State (IS) activist from Kerala is believed to have been killed along with 36 IS militants when the U.S. unleashed a massive GBU-43 bomb, also known as the "mother of all bombs", on the terror group's position in a cave network in eastern Afghanistan.
This comes as the Afghan forces conducted counter-terrorism operations in the restive districts of Nangarhar under the Hamza operations launched almost two weeks ago. Nor is Daesh a political threat of the magnitude that Taliban, militarily and diplomatically nurtured by Pakistan, once was to Kabul and to USA and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military forces in Afghanistan, although ISIS is said to have grown.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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