Bunker Buster bombs made in Oklahoma, Texas
Tuesday, April 8th 2003, 12:00 am
News On 6
(McAlester-AP) -- Key parts of the ``bunker-buster'' bombs used against a Baghdad restaurant where Saddam Hussein and his two sons are believed to have been were made in McAlester.
The $30,000 G-B-U-31 bombs were made at the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant. Steel shell casings for the bunker busters are made in Garland, Texas, and fitted onto the bombs at McAlester.
A US warplane dropped four of the bombs and blasted a smoking crater 60 feet deep at the restaurant yesterday afternoon. At least three houses were destroyed and 20 others damaged -- some badly -- in the attempt to kill Saddam.
The site remains in Iraqi hands and it can't be determined immediately whether Saddam or his sons were killed.