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U.S. Drops “Mother Of All Bombs” in Afghanistan

The United States Air Force dropped a massive GBU-43 bomb, also known as the “mother of all bombs,” in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday against a series of caves used by Islamic State militants, the military said.

It was the first time this type of bomb had been used in combat and was dropped from an MC-130 aircraft, Pentagon spokesman Adam Stump said.

The 21,000-pound bomb, first tested in 2003, is known as the Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb, or MOAB. In military circles, the acronym is known better as the “Mother of All Bombs.”

CNN, which first reported the bomb’s use, said the MOAB bomb was selected because the area targeted was in an extremely remote portion of the country, meaning the risk to civilians was minimal.

The sheer power of the blast would also be more effective in destroying underground tunnels carved out of the rocky terrain that other conventional bombs might not penetrate.

The MOAB is so heavy it is carried over the target by a C-130 cargo plane, then essentially shoved out the back when it’s ready to be deployed.

The target was in Nangarhar province, which borders Pakistan’s tribal area, a porous border that extremists have exploited in eluding coalition forces.

A U.S. Marine was killed in that province last week amid ongoing counter-terrorism activities.

So far, the extent of damage is not known.

General John Nicholson, the head of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, said: “This is the right munition to reduce these obstacles and maintain the momentum of our offensive against ISIS-K.”

It was not immediately clear how much damage the bomb did.

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Teenager Kill Mom over Missing Memory Card

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Teenager Kill Mom over Missing Memory Card

A teenager identified as Emmanuel was arrested on Monday, Jan 15 and charged with murder  for reportedly beating his own mother to death over a missing phone memory card.

According to reports, Emmanuel asked his mother if she knew where his memory card and she said no but Emmanuel insisted that she was in possession of the card.

When his mother kept insisitng she didnt have it nor know where it was, Emmanule became furious and attcked his own mother with a pestle.

He smashed her head over and over again till she was laying helplessly on the floor. Emmanuel went outside, removed a burning firewood from a nearby fire and repeatedly burned her with it until she died.

Emmanuel was apprehended shortly after the murder and handed to the police.

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Task Force Seizes 120 Motorcycles in Lagos [Pics]

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Task Force Seizes 120 Motorcycles in Lagos [Pics]

The Operatives of the Lagos State Task Force on Thursday morning seized not fewer than 120 motorcycles (Okada).

The motorcycles were confiscated for allegedly operating on highways which is highly prohibited by the state.

Most of the okada were impounded around Rainbow Bus-stop towards Mile 2 and Ijesha area of Lagos.

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Liberia’s Ruling Party Expels President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

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Liberia’s Ruling Party Expels President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

The Liberia’s ruling Unity Party has ousted the country’s outgoing president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, from the party.

President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was voted out of Unity party late Saturday over her decision not to support Vice President Joseph Boakai, the party’s candidate in last year’s presidential poll.

Joseph Boakai, who has been President Johnson Sirleaf’s vice for 12 years, lost the election to former football superstar, George Weah.

George Weah visits Prophet TB Joshua

The one time world best footballer of the year won the presidential runoff by 61.5 percent of the votes casted in 14 of Liberia’s 15 counties.

Prior to the presidential runoff, Weah visited Prophet TB Joshua in Lagos, Nigeria to seek the face of God and prayers.

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