Four members of the United States Military have confirmed that at 7pm local time Thursday, the United States performed a single-missile airstrike targeting an underground tunnel network suspected to be occupied by Islamic State Militants.
The weapon, known as a MOAB (Massive-Ordinance Air Burst, aka Mother of All Bombs) is a 21,000 lb guided missile and creates a massive explosion equal to 11 tons of TNT and has become the most powerful non-nuclear weapon to ever be used in warfare.
General John Nicholson, Commander of US forces in Afghanistan, signed off on the airstrike, which took place in the Achin district of the Nangarhar province.
No casualties have been confirmed yet. The US military is currently investigating the damage and potential success of the bombing.
-Contributed by J.M.
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