Russia tests the world's largest ever non-nuclear bomb

the father of all bombsRussia has exploded the world's biggest non-nuclear bomb in a dramatic escalation of the new Cold War.

Nicknamed 'the father of all bombs', it was filmed being dropped from a strategic bomber and exploding in a massive fireball.

The film then showed the debris of apartment buildings and armoured vehicles at a testing range, as well as ground burned by a massive explosion.

the father of all bombs
The device is said to be four times more powerful than America's Massive Ordnance Air Blast, nicknamed the Mother Of All Bombs.

It would target more specific areas than nuclear bombs, and is an immediate threat to problem areas such as Chechnya.

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Source: This Is London