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Aug 21 Attack: How powerful were the grenades

According to the charge sheet of the case, Maulana Tajuddin, a leader of banned militant outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad Bangladesh (Huji), supplied 15 grenades. Among the bombs, 14 were thrown at the AL rally on August 21, 2004. 3 were found unexploded and another one was found near the old central jail in Dhaka. 

Here are some details on the grenade

Name: Arges-84

Type: Hand grenade

Action: Time fuse explosive

Origin: Arges, Austria

Made in: China

Weight: over 1kg

Size: Largest in its production line

Exterior: Smooth

Splinters: Around 36,000 per granade

Blast radius: Detonation can propel shrapnel over 90 metres. 

Damage: Inflicts massive damage to soft targets within blast radius. 

Source: Military Factory  

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