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a soft-nosed small-arms bullet that expands when it hits a target and causes a gaping wound

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For example, Judge Goldstone referred to the rules, after the First World War, that outlawed the use of dumdum bullets which are made of soft lead and make a big hole in the body as they kill you.
At its best, the combat is governed by the rules of chivalry: no shooting the wounded, no dumdum bullets, no round bayonets.
Dumdum bullets were designed for use against native populations in British colonies.
The sale of dumdum bullets (projectiles that expand or flatten easily in the body, causing greater injury than standard bullets) is prohibited by provisions incorporated into the Hague Convention of 1899, and the 1981 Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects (the so-called inhumane weapons convention) bans the use of antipersonnel landmines and incendiary weapons against civilian targets.
A SHEEP farmer was blasted nine times with illegal dumdum bullets by an experienced killer, an inquest heard yesterday.
During the chase Gibbs threw another gun away which was later recovered and found to be loaded with dumdum bullets, which expand on impact.
A FORMER airport security officer who sparked an alert when he flew into London from America carrying dumdum bullets in his jacket pocket was jailed for nine months yesterday.
THE family of a man shot dead on the Tube by police yesterday demanded to know if dumdum bullets were used.
The pair also had a huge cache of ammunition, including dumdum bullets banned by the Geneva Convention.