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    'Mother of All Bombs' Used in Timely Manner in Afghanistan - NATO Commander

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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.

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