While casualties inevitably occur during wars as a result of hostilities, munitions explosions are far more dangerous because they can injure or kill thousands of civilians and military personnel in a single incident. These detonations are not a new occurrence; they have happened as far back as World War I.
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Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol18/iss2/3