The U.S. used their largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan last Thursday, killing at least 100 Islamic State operatives.
The weapon was targeted at ISIS hideouts, and is designed to collapse any underground tunnels or caves by exploding 6 feet before hitting the ground. There was a considerable death toll, with “Twenty-two bodies were found in one cave, 60 in another and 10 bodies in a third,” say Afghan officials.
The Daily Caller reports:
Afghan officials say the death toll is likely to increase as U.S. and Afghan Security Forces continue their damage assessment and clear the formerly held ISIS territory. The U.S. dropped the “mother of all bombs” on ISIS’s headquarters in Afghanistan after repeated efforts to expel the militants failed. No civilian casualties have been reported yet by the U.S. or Afghan military.
“This was the first time that we encountered an extensive obstacle to our progress,” top U.S. general in Afghanistan Gen. John Nicholson told reporters Friday. He continued, “It was the right time to use it tactically against the right target on the battlefield.”
“The earth felt like a boat in a storm,” during the blast, one local told reporters.