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    The US decision to drop its biggest GBU-43 bomb, Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB), in Afghanistan was made in the right time, NATO's Resolute Support mission commander Gen. John W. Nicholson said Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Thursday, the 22,000-pound GBU-43, or MOAB bomb, nicknamed the "Mother of All Bombs," which is the largest non-nuclear bomb in the US military arsenal, was dropped from a C-130 military airlift aircraft, targeting an underground complex and tunnels in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province believed to be used by Daesh.

    "It was the right time to use the GBU-43 tactically," Nicholson said as quoted on the mission's official Twitter account.

    Former President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai condemned the bombing, accusing the US military of using Afghanistan as a testing site for new weapons.

    Earlier in the day, an Afghan Defense Ministry spokesperson told CNN broadcaster that at least 36 Daesh militants had been killed in MOAB bomb attack.

    US Drops 'Mother of All Bombs' in Afghanistan (29)


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