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28 Sep 2009 description
report Medact, Landmine Action

Executive Summary and Recommendations

This report considers the broad humanitarian problems arising from the use of "explosive weapons" - weapons that cause injury, death or damage by projecting explosive blast, and often fragmentation, from the detonation of an explosive device. Explosive weapons are a subset of what are often called "conventional weapons." As a technological category, explosive weapons include artillery shells, bombs (such as aircraft bombs, car bombs, 'suicide' bombs), grenades, landmines, mortars and rockets, amongst others.