At least 36 Daesh militants were killed when the US airforce dropped the GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB) aka “the mother of all bombs” in eastern Afghanistan.
The US Department of Defense release a video of the strike on Twitter with the caption: “A MOAB bomb strikes Isis cave and tunnel systems in eastern Afghanistan. The strike was designed to minimise risk to Afghan and US forces.”
— U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) April 14, 2017
The MOAB was designed in 2002 which weighs around 10,000 kilogrammes, is one of the most powerful conventional weapons in existence.
The GBU-43 is a 21,600 pound (9,797 kg) GPS-guided munition and was first tested in March 2003, just days before the start of the Iraq war.