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improvised explosive device

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a home-made explosive device designed to maim, harass, or kill. Abbreviation: IED
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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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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BAGHDAD / NINA / - The Interior Ministry announced that a number of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were seized in Anbar province.
The EOD stockroom stored improvised explosive devices and grenades seized from various operations in the city for evidence in court.
Summary: London [UK], Mar 5 (ANI): Three small improvised explosive devices were found at Heathrow airport, City Airport and Waterloo station here on Tuesday, according to London's Metropolitan Police.
"Experts in the manufacture of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) of the Taliban, Mullah Nur al-Din and Mala Valley, were killed in air strikes by the Afghan National Army in the Bala Buluk district of Farah province," the Afghan Defense Ministry said in a statement.
ISLAMABAD -- Security Forces conducted an intelligence based operation on a suspected hideout in Chaman and apprehended unregistered Afghan individual red handed along with prepared suicide jackets, improvised explosive devices' (IEDs) making material and communication equipment.
Cirilito Sobejana,6th Infantry Division commander, said soldiers recovered three improvised explosive devices (IEDs) following an encounter with the BIFF men in Sitio Landing Fish, Barangay Darampua at around 9 a.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- At least four Taliban militants were killed and two others were wounded in a premature explosion triggered by an Improvised Explosive Device in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan.
A homemade vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) which was attached to six gas cylinders caused the explosion in the car.'
One person was killed while 10 others sustained injuries as an improvised explosive device (IED) planted on a motorcycle went off on Chaman's Mall Road, Express News reported on Sunday.
Ten persons were injured when an improvised explosive device went off in Barangay San Raymundo in Jolo, Sulu on Friday evening.
PESHAWAR/CHARSADDA -- The police and security forces recovered suicide jackets and improvised explosive devices in Peshawar and Charsadda areas on Wednesday.
RAWALPINDI: Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan Tuesday apprehended 10 suspects during multiple intelligence-based operations (IBOs), according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).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.