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    US President Donald Trump needs to explain why the US military dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb, which had never been used in combat before, in Afghanistan, Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii said in on Thursday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The GBU-43 bomb was described as the Mother of All Bombs (MOAB). This was the first time the bomb was dropped in a combat action. It has been in service since 2003.

    "I don't know if the use of MOAB is wise or not," Schatz stated in a Twitter post. "But the Commander-in-Chief or his people should explain what they did and why."

    Earlier Thursday, US Central Command announced that an aircraft dropped the bomb in Nangarhar province on a tunnel complex used by Daesh.

    The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast is a large-yield conventional non-nuclear bomb which was considered to be the most powerful non-nuclear weapon ever developed at the time of its creation.

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

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