US drops biggest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan: Pentagon

Sean SpicerWhite House Press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks during a briefing at the White House April 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. The US military on Thursday dropped what is considered to be the largest non-nuclear bomb on an Islamic State complex in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said. Pic/AFP 

Washington: The US military today dropped what is considered to be the largest non-nuclear bomb on an Islamic State complex in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said. 

The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb hit a "tunnel complex" in Achin district in Nangarhar province, US Forces Afghanistan said in a statement. 

The strike occurred at about 7:32 pm local time (1502 GMT). Pentagon spokesman Adam Stump said it was the first combat use of the weapon.

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