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Hellfire missiles: The US secret weapon 

Firstpost | 02/08/2022 05:08 PM | Click to read full article

Notorious Al-Qaeda head Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed by two missiles fired at his Kabul home — but pictures showed no sign of an explosion, and United States (US) officials say no one else was harmed.

That points to the use again by the US of the macabre Hellfire R9X, a warhead-less missile believed equipped with six razor-like blades extending from the fuselage that slices through its target but does not explode.