The pictures don't do it justice.
While typically used in medieval warfare, tunnel bombs have made a comeback over the last few years, especially in Syria. This video shared on Twitter on July 16 by researcher Hugo Kaaman shows just how powerful these bombs can be, and this time, in Afghanistan.
Video of a Taliban tunnel bomb detonated two days ago near an Afghan army position in Sangin, Helmand. This age-old… https://t.co/R5cW07MjuG— Hugo Kaaman (@Hugo Kaaman)1594915333.0
Tunnels have seen a resurgence in "popularity" in the last few years, after being a very effective means of warfare utilized throughout history. They are exactly as they sound: bombs placed in sub-terrain under enemy forces. We've seen them in every major conflict, but in the middle east, they took a bit of a back burner to the more frequently used roadside IED. There's an excellent history of the tunnel bomb here.
To see the "inside look," watch this video uploaded to social media.
Taliban have used tunnel bombs in Sangin, Helmand multiple times before. This video from December 2019 shows the in… https://t.co/mhuGHomm6l— Hugo Kaaman (@Hugo Kaaman)1594916016.0
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