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  • n. The explosive RDX


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  • The devices - believed to have been made with the powerful explosive, hexogen, which is more commonly known as RDX - were filled with chipped iron rods and screws for shrapnel.

    Suicide bombers on Moscow subway

  • Initial tests found the sacks contained the explosive hexogen, which had been used in the other bombings.

    The Return

  • They have also been able to trace the origins of the explosives, more than 1,000 kilograms of TNT, C4 and hexogen.

    Hezbollah was behind Hariri murder....

  • After hinting for days that the tragedy was caused by everything from a thunderstorm to "a breach of civil aviation aircraft operation regulations," the FSB, Russia's top intelligence agency, said that traces of the explosive hexogen had been found at one of the crash sites and that authorities were gathering information on a Chechen woman who had boarded the Siberian Airlines flight.

    The Verdict: Terror

  • By early September 1944, supplies of methanol—the main constituent of hexogen, an extremely powerful explosive—had dropped drastically, and so had nitric acid and synthetic rubber production.

    Masters of the Air

  • As he spoke, our group entered another building, where women wearing surgical masks stood at a table removing hexogen-a military-grade explosive-from various munitions and placing it into bags.

    The Audacity of Hope

  • Russia's top intelligence agency says the traces were hexogen, a substance that has previously been used by Chechen rebel.

    CNN Transcript Aug 28, 2004

  • They say the explosive is likely to be hexogen, which has been used in past five years here in Russia, most noticeably in 1999 for apartment building bombings which killed around 300 people and were blamed on Chechen separatists.

    CNN Transcript Aug 27, 2004

  • Apparently caused by a candy box packed with hexogen, it did not cause any injuries or damage to the embassy, the Georgian police said.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Bortnikov said the bombers 'belts were packed with the explosive hexogen and metal shrapnel.

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