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Shrapnel shell
Anti-personnel artillery shrapnel which consists of a large number of individual bullets.

Shrapnel is small chunks of broken objects, such as concrete and metal, that is around an explosive, usually as part of a container. When the explosive goes off, the shrapnel flies out in all directions with a similar effect to a bullet. Nail bombs work like this.

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