“Mother of All Bombs” explosion on Afghan territory damaged houses in Pakistan

17.04.2017, Afghanistan.

An explosion of the world’s most powerful non-nuclear bomb, known as the “Mother of All Bombs”, dropped on April 13th by the United States Air Force in the Afghan province of Nangarhar, caused damage of residential buildings on the Pakistani side of the border, as Pakistani newspaper “Dawn” reported on April 16th.

The blast from the bomb explosion damaged houses located in the Kurram Tribal Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, as well as mosques in the area, the newspaper’s correspondent reported from the scene.

The GBU-43 / B is a bomb weighing 9.5 tons (equivalent to 11 tons of TNT) was developed in the early 2000s and is the most powerful non-nuclear bomb in the arsenal of the United States military. The bomb is equipped with a satellite guidance system, adopted in 2003. In total, there are about fifteen such bombs in the US arsenal. On April 13, the bomb was used to destroy an underground tunnel and cave system, which was being used by ISIL fighters (organization banned in Russia).

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Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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