US Drops "Mother Of All Bombs" In Afghanistan, Marking Weapon's First Use

The bomb, officially called a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB), is known as the "mother of all bombs" based on its acronym. The bomb's nickname is the "the mother of all bombs".

It marked the first time the GBU-43, a 21,000 pound bomb that has been called the "Mother of All Bombs", has been used in combat, the US military said.

As if America didn't have enough problems to worry about, the U.S. military has just dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb on Afghanistan.

The MOAB weighs about 22,000 pounds (10,000 kg) and is the most powerful non-nuclear weapon ever designed. Has the US declared war on Afghanistan?

The report states that the targets for the MOAB were ISIS tunnels and personnel in the Achin district of the Nangarhar province.

The Pentagon confirmed the strike was the first time the enormous bomb had been used in combat.

The bomb, which was first used in combat in Thursday's bombing, was dropped from an MC-130 flown by Air Force Special Operations Command, military sources told CNN.

  • Leroy Wright