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car bomb

n.
An explosive device that is placed in a motor vehicle and detonated in order to kill people or destroy nearby property, especially as an act of terrorism.

car′ bomb`


n.
a bomb hidden in a car or similar vehicle, used esp. as a terrorist weapon.
[1970–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.car bomb - a bomb placed in a car and wired to explode when the ignition is started or by remote control or by a timing devicecar bomb - a bomb placed in a car and wired to explode when the ignition is started or by remote control or by a timing device
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
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Car bomb blast kills one person, injures six others in N.
Summary: Deir Ezzor [Syria] November 18 (ANI): At least 20 displaced people were killed and 30 others were injured in a car bomb attack carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Friday in eastern Syria's Deir Ezzor province.
A separate car bomb exploded in the southern neighborhood al-Rasheed, killing six, Albawaba reported.
Car bomb attacks in Baghdad and the Iraqi province of Diyala, mostly claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group, have killed at least 30 people, police and medical sources said today.
The last car bomb went off near a bus stop in Khazimiyah killing three people and wounded 15, police said.
Homs, (SANA) - Seven citizens were killed and 55 others got injured as a terrorist car bomb went off in Homs city.
In the Baghdad neighborhood of Sadr City, a car bomb went off in the morning hours, killing four people and wounding six, police officials said.
Elsewhere in Baghdad, a car bomb exploded near an out-door market in the eastern Shiite suburb of Maamil, killing three people and wounding 14.
One car bomb in Sadr city killed four people and wounded six, while another killed two and wounded seven.
Police officials said a car bomb went off at night in a commercial street in al-Ameen district in southeastern Baghdad, killing four people and wounding 13.
Another car bomb detonated near a group of laborers who were waiting to be hired for a day-long job in New Baghdad district in the southeastern part of the capital, killing four people and wounding 15 others, the source said.
In the deadliest of the blasts across Baghdad, police said one car bomb struck near a bus station in the northern Shiite neighbourhood of Khazimiyah, killing eight people and wounding 18 there.