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Media publishes video of American MOAB bomb explosion in Afghanistan
19:44, 14 April 2017
Media publishes video of American MOAB bomb explosion in Afghanistan

American and Afghan officials claim that civilian population was not affected

19:44, 14 April 2017

Ali M Latifi

CNN channel published the video of massive bomb explosion in Afghanistan

United States dropped America's most powerful non-nuclear bomb on ISIS targets in Afghanistan. GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), also nicknamed as "Mother Of All Bombs" was dropped from MC-130 jet. 

President Donald Trump called the strike another successful mission. He stressed that United States have the best armed forces in the world and did their work as usual. 

The strike was made in such way to minimize the risk for Afghan and American forces clearing the area currently. It was informed that US Air Force did everything possible to prevent victims among civilian population. American and Afghan officials claim that civilian population was not affected. Authorities of Afghanistan also announced that the bomb left 36 "Islamic State" terrorists killed. In the meantime, ISIS says no fighter was killed by mother of all bombs, denying any casualties or injured soldiers, according to SkyNews.

CNN referring to American officials noted that this is the first case of MOAB usage on the battlefield. 

Experts are assessing the damages.

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The bomb was designed during war in Iraq. Its weight was almost 10 tons.

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