Dumdum Bullet, a soft-nosed bullet that flattens out when it strikes its target. It inflicts a far more severe wound than a standard bullet with a hard point. The name comes from the British arsenal at Dumdum, near Calcutta, India, where such bullets were made in the 19th century. The Hague Conferences of 1899 and 1907 banned the use of dumdum bullets in war.
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