improvised explosive device

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improvised explosive device

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(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a home-made explosive device designed to maim, harass, or kill. Abbreviation: IED

improvised explosive device

A device placed or fabricated in an improvised manner incorporating destuctive, lethal, noxious, pyrotechnic, or incendiary chemicals and designed to destroy, incapacitate, harass, or distract. It may incorporate military stores, but is normally devised from nonmilitary components. Also called IED.
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Noun1.improvised explosive device - an explosive device that is improvised
explosive device - device that bursts with sudden violence from internal energy
gasoline bomb, Molotov cocktail, petrol bomb - a crude incendiary bomb made of a bottle filled with flammable liquid and fitted with a rag wick
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Roadside bombings and individual attacks are a regular occurrence in Sinai, ever since the ouster of former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.
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The arrested suicide bomber quoted in the statement as saying that he received almost four months of training on how to carry out suicide attacks, roadside bombings and use of various weapons in Miranshah, according to the Afghan Online Newspaper (Khma Press).
The Taliban, whose weapon of choice is roadside bombings and suicide attacks, have been blamed for the overwhelming majority of civilian casualties.
Most of police fatalities resulted from roadside bombings and suicide attack, he said, claiming the force was fast gaining the capability of conducting operations professionally and minimising their casualties.
Roadside bombings and other explosions are a key weapon used by Taliban and other insurgents against Afghan troops and members of a US-led foreign force.
However, the insurgent group in retaliation responded by carrying out suicide attacks and roadside bombings especially in southern and eastern parts of the country.
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