mother of all bombs

U.S.’mother of all bombs’ killed 36 Islamic State militants in Afghanistan

As many as 36 suspected Islamic State militants were killed in Afghanistan when the United States dropped "the mother of all bombs," its largest non-nuclear device ever unleashed in combat, the Afghan Defence Ministry said on Friday, Joinfo.com reports with reference

U.S. drops “mother of all bombs” in Afghanistan, marking weapon’s first use

The bomb is officially called a GBU-43 or Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB), the origin of its nickname as the “mother of all bombs.” Weighing more than 21,000 lbs., the weapon is the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat, according to