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Cluster bombs
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When they explode, the bomblets cause damage and injury across a wide area.

The explosive charge is capable of piercing armour to a depth of about 7 ins (17 cms). The blast has a radius of as much as 250 ft (76 m).

One variety of cluster bomb has heat-seeking bomblets which direct themselves at vehicles. Others are used to scatter landmines.

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