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fragmentation grenade

[‚frag·mən′tā·shən grə‚nād]
(ordnance)
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.
In December 2017, police manning a checkpoint supposedly found two fragmentation grenades inside their car.
Authorities said Balucas, together with Roel Escalante and Eljay Biyang, lobbed two fragmentation grenades during a fireworks display at the end of the La Paz town fiesta.
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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.
Two Mk2 fragmentation grenades were also found inside the cabinet in one of the rooms occupied by one of his bodyguards, Alfie Ortiz.
Arvin Encinas, public affairs chief of the 6th Infantry Division, said soldiers recovered two rifles, a .45-caliber pistol, a .50-caliber Barrett, two fragmentation grenades and two jute sacks, which contained bomb materials, along the BIFF's escape route.
After the firefight that lasted almost one hour, the raiding team swooped down on four houses of Barros and confiscated 15 long and short firearms, including rifle grenades, two fragmentation grenades, one link for K3 machine gun, two bottles of ANFO, three improvised blasting caps with time fuse, five pieces of shock tube, electric blasting cap, one silencer and assorted magazines and ammunition.
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.
Bomb materials, fragmentation grenades and a Glock 9 pistol were recovered at the scene, police said.
Confiscated from them were two units of MK2 fragmentation grenades and a .45 caliber pistol.