car bomb

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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
Translations

car bomb

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car bomb

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TEHRAN (FNA)- Ten people, including policemen, were killed and 47 others wounded in a series of explosions, by car-bombs, Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), and mortars, in the Iraqi capital, Iraqi security sources said.
A car-bomb exploded in New Baghdad at Mohammad Al-Qassim highway road, killing two policemen and injuring six others, a security source at Baghdad Operations Command told KUNA.
Two car-bombs went off sequentially in Al-mel district, southern Baghdad, killing two individuals and injuring 18 civilians, the source from Baghdad Operational Command told KUNA.