cluster bomblet


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Noun1.cluster bomblet - one of the smaller bombs that are released from a cluster bomb
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
bombie - an unexploded bomblet; "unexploded bomblets known in Laos as `bombies' caused farmers to fear cultivating their fields"
cluster bomb - bomb consisting of a canister that is dropped from a plane and that opens to release a cluster of bomblets (usually fragmentation bombs) over a wide area; "cluster bombs cannot be targeted precisely"
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They received a tragic reminder of the problem on Wednesday when a 10-year-old Laotian girl died and her sister was injured by a cluster bomblet.
That's small comfort to small children or farmers who have lost their legs after an encounter with a cluster bomblet.
18, 2007) (describing Israel Military Industries's (IMI) cluster bomblet with self-destruct fuse).
The Pipe-Bomb Mitigator(TM) (PBM) is a ring-and-blanket system that can be rapidly placed, by one person, over any small IED, such as a pipe bomb, grenade, cluster bomblet or one-pound TNT bare charge.
forces, and of a cluster bomblet, Reuters reported.
Her torment wasn'tfrom her amputated left foot, mangled beyond repair when an Israeli cluster bomblet exploded in her home in southern Lebanon in January; it was from her remaining foot, speckled with shrapnel and so stiff from lack of use that putting her weight on it shot jolts of pain all the way to her face.
led invasion of Iraq when a cluster bomblet, which he had taken as a souvenir from Iraq believing it was spent, went off during a luggage security check May 1 at Queen Alia International Airport, killing the guard and injuring five others.
The Pipe-Bomb Mitigator (PBM) is made up of a ring and blanket system that can be rapidly placed, by one person, over any small IED, such as a pipe bomb, grenade, cluster bomblet or 1lb TNT bare charge.
Jesus Suarez stepped on an unexploded American cluster bomblet and died on March 27, 2003 - speaking out, telling anyone who might listen that the war is wrong, and that U.
A Japanese journalist is likely to face homicide and other charges over the death of a security guard at Amman airport in the explosion last week of a cluster bomblet the reporter had brought from Iraq as a souvenir, a prosecutor said Monday.
The president of Mainichi Shimbun, a major Japanese newspaper, apologized in person to Jordanian King Abdullah II on Thursday over last week's fatal explosion at Amman airport of a cluster bomblet in a Mainichi photographer's luggage.