Cluster bomb

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A cluster munition, more well known as a cluster bomb, is an explosive device which are exploded in the air or on the ground. They then release smaller submunitions. These were used during a lot during the Vietnam War and have been most recently used in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

They are considered illegal by over 100 countries. These countries have signed the Convention on Cluster Munitions, adopted in Dublin in May 2008.