It felt like the heavens were falling’: Afghans reel from MOAB’s impact | World news | The Guardian

The GBU-43/B, colloquially known as the “mother of all bombs” or MOAB, targeted tunnels and bunkers in Achin district in Nangarhar province, built by fighters loyal to Islamic State who also kept prisoners there.A GPS-guided demolition bomb with an 11-ton (US) yield of explosives, it explodes above ground with a radius of over a mile.The bomb was dropped in the mountains close to Moman village in an area called Asadkhel. About 1.5 miles away, in Shaddle Bazar where Shahzadah lives, the impact

via ‘It felt like the heavens were falling’: Afghans reel from MOAB’s impact | World news | The Guardian

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