‘An ear-splitting blast then it felt like the heavens were falling in’: Afghan villagers describe the terrifying moment the US dropped the Mother Of All Bombs on ISIS terrorists

15A_AFGHANISTAN GRAPHIC.2With an ‘ear-splitting blast’ heard miles away, the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat left a crater more than 980ft wide after it was dropped by the US on Islamic State terrorists in Afghanistan. As the repercussions of the Trump administration’s latest show of force were felt around the world, details of the huge bomb’s formidable force emerged yesterday. Locals in villages miles away along the war-ravaged nation’s borders said they ‘felt like the heavens were falling’ as the bomb sent a huge fireball into the sky and made the ground shake. The 21,600lb weapon – nicknamed the ‘mother of all bombs’ – set fire to the air around it as it exploded and vaporised anyone in the vicinity. The Pentagon yesterday released aerial footage of Thursday’s attack, showing the 30ft bomb – a GBU-43B Massive Ordnance Air Blast or MOAB, the acronym that also gives it its nickname – speeding through the air before the huge explosion in a remote mountainous area of Nangarhar province, near the Pakistan border……Read More