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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He said that detonators and explosive wire were attached to the homemade bomb and it also contained nuts, pellets and bullets to increase its intensity.
Noelle Velentzas and Asia Siddiqui were arrested at their Queens homes Thursday on charges they plotted to wage violent jihad by building a homemade bomb and using it for a Boston Marathon-type attack.
CAIRO, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- Homemade bomb exploded on Sunday at Kafr El-Ziyat train station in Tanta governorate suspending railway transportation between Cairo and the coastal city of Alexandria.
He pleaded not guilty before a remand judge, but earlier told prosecutors one of his friends used his mobile phone to test out a homemade bomb.
A 'potentially catastrophic' homemade bomb cylindrical in shape and about 15cm long was delivered into a Sydney home.
A homemade bomb killed two civilians when it exploded close to a restaurant in Baghdad's Sheikh Omar neighborhood.
A 26-year-old man was injured by a homemade bomb - and later cited by police - after the device exploded about 5 a.
The photograph appears to show an Army base believed to be in Syria before it is blown up and then the complete destruction of the concrete building cause by the blast of his homemade bomb.
Summary: A civilian was killed and at least 10 others wounded Wednesday evening after a homemade bomb exploded under the Al-Khannaq bridge in Lebanon's second largest city Tripoli, a security source told The Daily Star.
Interior Ministry: homemade bomb explosion on Jannabiya street.
Manama: Bahrain on Sunday afternoon said that it had arrested suspects in the explosion of a homemade bomb last week.
A policeman was injured when a homemade bomb exploded near Al Razi Primary School for Boys in Daih yesterday, the Interior Ministry said.