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New armor-piercing grenade causing US casualties in Iraq
David Edwards and Muriel Kane
Published: Saturday September 8, 2007


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Although improvised explosive devices have until now been responsible for the majority of US casualties in Iraq, a new, armor-piercing hand grenade may pose an even greater threat.

CBS News reports that the Russian-made device is light enough to be thrown by a single insurgent standing alongside a road and is equipped with a parachute so that it falls vertically on its target and can take out even armored vehicles.

Al-Qaeda in Iraq has been eager to take credit for the use of these grenades, but the US Army is now confirming losses to the weapons as well.

The following video is from CBS's Evening News, broadcast on September 5.