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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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PESHAWAR/CHARSADDA -- The police and security forces recovered suicide jackets and improvised explosive devices in Peshawar and Charsadda areas on Wednesday.
BAGHDAD, IRAQ (NINA) -- The popular mobilization forces found a workshop for manufacturing improvised explosive devices on Saturday near the Iraqi-Syrian border.
The IBOs, conducted in Dera Murad Jamali and Dera Bugti areas, resulted in the recovery of weapons and ammunition including explosives, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), anti-personnel mines, hand grenades, accessories of different weapons, and a large number of ammunitionsthe ISPR said in a statement.
The IBOs were conducted in Dera Murad Jamali and Dera Bugti areas that resulted in the recovery of weapons and ammunition including explosives, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), anti-personnel mines, hand grenades, accessories of different weapons and ammunition, the ISPR said.
Romeo Brawner, spokesperson of the Joint Task Force Marawi, said in a statement that the military so far cleared 30 percent of ground zero of unexploded ordnance and improvised explosive devices.
Islamabad -- The security forces during a search operation have wiped out an illicit factory where Improvised Explosive Device (IED) were manufactured.
DERA MURAD JAMALI -- Security forces foiled a sabotage bid and defused improvised explosive devices (IED) from a parked motorbike near National Highway Jacobabad-Quetta at Mazdor Chowk area of Nasirabad district on Friday.
Summary: New Delhi [India], August 2 (ANI): The Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad on Wednesday said that the spare parts found in the Cargo Terminal of the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi are not Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
NEW YORK, June 14 (KUNA) -- UN official said the threats posed by landmines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices exacerbate humanitarian crises and hinder emergency responses.
01/May/2017] BAIDHA, May 01 (Saba) - The security services and the popular committees in Baidha province dismantled on Monday three improvised explosive devices in al-Qaraisha and al-Arash districts of Baidha province.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iraqi media outlets reported on Sunday, that nine civilians were either killed or wounded in the explosion of an improvised explosive device, Northwest of Kirkuk.
SHABQADAR -- At least two personnel of Levies force were injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Bajaur Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) on Monday.