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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The mastermind then remotely detonated the homemade bomb by calling the mobile number as Mr Fareed stepped out of the vehicle.
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Joint members of the Manila and Bulacan police have arrested the man who allegedly left a homemade bomb near the US Embassy last Monday.
The police conducted snap checking of suspected person near Machni gate on Friday morning and recovered a homemade bomb from his bag, while his accomplice fled the scene.
The suspect was stopped during snap-checking near Machni Gate and a homemade bomb was recovered from his bag.
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.
A homemade bomb killed two civilians when it exploded close to a restaurant in Baghdad's Sheikh Omar neighborhood.
A homemade bomb exploded outside a city hall in the southern Philippines, wounding at least six people late Tuesday, the military said.