The weapon, also known as the ‘Mother of All Bombs’ targeted an Islamic State tunnel system in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.
No civilians were harmed while the ISIS base was leveled in the assault, an Afghani defence ministry spokesman has revealed.
It is the first time the bomb has been used, unleashing the most powerful blast from a non-nuclear weapon in the history of the world.
The GBU-43 bomb weighs 21,600 pounds, is 30 feet long and contains 11 tons of explosives – capable of creating an explosion with a 300m radius.
The huge blast wiped out at least 36 ISIS fighters
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Speaking after the strike, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the US is taking the threat from ISIS “very seriously”.
He said: “In order to defeat the group we must deny them operational space. Which we did.
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“The United States took all precautions necessary to prevent civilian casualties and collateral damage as a result of the operation.”
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