U.S. Drops Its Largest Non-Nuclear Bomb on ISIS in Afghanistan

The U.S. dropped a GBU-43 bomb on ISIS fighters and facilities in the country’s Nangarhar province, officials said. Military officials believe it is the first time the weapon was used on the battlefield.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that the GBU 43 weapon was used Wednesday around 7 p.m. local time in Afghanistan. He called the weapon “large, powerful” and accurate. The strike targeted tunnels and caves used by ISIS.

“The U.S. takes the fight against ISIS very seriously,” Spicer said, calling this military move a part of that effort.

Officials did not know how many ISIS fighters were killed or if any civilians died in the attack.