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 US drops largest non-nuclear bomb on Islamic State target in Afghanistan. VIDEO

U.S. forces in Afghanistan employed the largest non-nuclear bomb against an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday.

As reported by Censor.NET citing CTVNews, the Pentagon officials said an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan had been stricken wth "the mother of all bombs," the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military.

The bomb, known officially as a GBU-43B, or massive ordnance air blast weapon, unleashes 11 tons of explosives. When it was developed in the early 2000s, the Pentagon did a formal review of legal justification for its combat use.

The U.S. military headquarters in Kabul said in a statement that the bomb was dropped at 7:32 p.m. local time Thursday on a tunnel complex in Achin district of Nangarhar province, where the Afghan affiliate of the Islamic State group has been operating.

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