Su­per bul­let makes near miss a killer

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A NEW ‘su­per bul­let’ that EX­PLODES near en­e­mies is to be used by Brit troops in Afghanistan.

The XM25 Counter De­filade Tar­get En­gage­ment sys­tem – dubbed ‘The Pu­n­isher’ – has al­ready been used in tri­als.

A solider can aim roughly where he thinks a guer­rilla will be and a bul­let with a minia­ture com­puter chip will det­o­nate.

The XM25 – de­signed by U.S. firm Al­liant Tech­sys­tems – causes less dam­age than a hand gre­nade, mor­tar shell or air at­tack.

“You can no longer shoot Bri­tish sol­diers and then hide be­hind some­thing – we’re go­ing to reach you and touch you,” said an army spokesman.

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