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fragmentation grenade

[‚frag·mən′tā·shən grə‚nād]
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A hand grenade designed to fragment, an effective weapon against personnel; since the thrower needs protective cover, it is used primarily for defensive operations, and is often called a defensive grenade.
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Normally, the fragmentation grenade should be cooked off for two seconds to prevent the enemy from throwing them back.
However, PW Defence's parent company, the Chemring Group, said it no longer manufactured the fragmentation grenades or the trip wires.
The South African weapons consisted of 200 AK47 assault rifles, 90 Browning pistols, 500 fragmentation grenades, 30,000 rounds of ammunition and 12 RPG 7 rocket launchers.
A set of improvised explosive materials was found in one of the vehicles and four fragmentation grenades were found in the possession of the arrested persons.
The explosion took place 10 hours after two fragmentation grenades went off in nearby Barangay Batulawan, also in Pikit, particularly inside the premises of the compound owned by Joe Talitay Laguilay, 60, and Tamundo Gandawali Aliman, 70.
RPG launchers, RPG rockets, machine guns, AK-47 rifles, several fragmentation grenades, a cache of ammunition and communications equipment were seized from the compound, ISAF said in a statement.
Sebastian told reporters that the raiding team, composed of elements of the police's Special Action Force, the Police Regional Public Safety Battalion, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, and the North Cotabato provincial police office, also seized two fragmentation grenades, a cal.
KIDAPAWAN CITY - Three fragmentation grenades went off in separate incidents in two villages in Pikit, North Cotabato, Tuesday, leaving one hurt, a police official said.
In Kandahar, the force recovered a number of AK-47 rifles, fragmentation grenades, rocket propelled grenade rounds, belt-fed ammunition, tactical vests and communication gear.
Tuzon said the soldiers recovered a home-made sub-machine gun and two live fragmentation grenades.
The police also believed that all suspects belonged to a single group as they were using the same type of fragmentation grenades, Tagum said.
He said the police also believed that all suspects in the grenade attacks belong to a single group as they used the same type of fragmentation grenades.