By: Faheem Nazimi
The BBU-43B. a 21,000-pound conventional bomb was dropped in Achin, Nangarhar Province on Thursday April 13, 2017. The MAOB is also known as “mother of All bombs” It was first tested in 2003, but hadn’t been used before.
The purpose of dropping this bomb by US military is to minimize the Afghan National Defense and Security forces’ casualties fighting Dayesh and maximize casualties on Dayesh in Southern Nangarhar province where these evils have their hideouts. This was done in an effort to reverse the tide of fighting against Dayesh/ISIS K and other terrorists groups that has not been going well for the Afghan government forces and the coalition in southern Nangarhar. The US and the Afghan government is resolutely determined to fully destroy Dayesh group within this year. The caves and tunnels with bunkers complex just bombed were once favored by Bin ladin. They were located in mountainous area hard to bomb effectively with the available weapons then.
According to the tribal leader in Achin district Malik Osman, in his radio interview with Radio Azadi he confirms that the mother of all the US bombs was dropped on Thursday 13th of April 2017 at Asadkhail area, Achin, Nangarhar province where there was Dayesh’s most significant and most secure hideout. “This was an old historical cave and most important sanctuary and hideout recently used by Dayesh terrorists,” he said.
“As a result of the air strike a network of caves, tunnels, and bunkers dug into a remote mountainside were crush. The dropping of the big bomb, the mother of all US bombs as part of the Afghan operation by Commandos named Hamza in Asadkhail area , Achin district, Nangarhar province caused devastation and heavy casualties on Dayesh terrorists. 94 Dayesh/ISIS-K were killed including Hamza abubaker, Hamid Kunari, Mohammad Abrani and walken ( Hafiz Sayed’s brother). Two DASHKs and one depot of ammunition were also destroyed, officials confirmed.