claymore mine


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claymore mine

n.
A lens-shaped, ground-emplaced antipersonnel mine whose blast is focused in the direction of the oncoming enemy.

clay′more mine`



n.
an antipersonnel mine designed to produce a fan-shaped pattern of fragments.
[1965–70; perhaps after claymore]
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Noun1.claymore mine - an antipersonnel land mine whose blast is aimed at the oncoming enemy
booby trap, ground-emplaced mine, land mine - an explosive mine hidden underground; explodes when stepped on or driven over
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He said the three policemen were killed when suspected Tigers detonated the Claymore mine in the north central district of Vavuniya.
On Thursday, two soldiers were reportedly killed in a Claymore mine attack while four rebels were killed Wednesday night in an army ambush.
Dissanayake, speaking to a reporter in Colombo via mobile phone, said he was riding the footboard of the bus when a claymore mine blast hit.
Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse has reiterated his commitment to a negotiated peace with ethnic Tamil rebels in the immediate aftermath of a claymore mine attack on a civilian bus Thursday that claimed 64 lives and left dozens injured.
A claymore mine exploded outside a navy camp near Sri Lanka's capital Colombo on Tuesday, injuring the driver and conductor of a passenger bus, the military said.
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The Tigers have in recent weeks killed scores of military personnel in claymore mine attacks and other incidents,'' a government spokesman said.
Tamilchelvan, the head of the LTTE's political wing, expressed ''strong disapproval'' of the April 25 suicide bomb attack on Sri Lanka's army commander, claymore mine attacks on the security forces and other acts of violence.
Two Sri Lankan soldiers were killed in a claymore mine attack in the northern Jaffna Peninsula on Thursday, while three soldiers were injured in another mine attack on the northern mainland, both blamed on Tamil Tiger rebels, a military spokesman said.
The latest attack was identical to a similar claymore mine attack the previous day on a military vehicle in the northern Jaffna peninsula, in which five soldiers and two civilians were killed.
He spoke hours after suspected Tamil Tiger rebels ambushed a navy bus on Tuesday with a claymore mine near the eastern port city of Trincomalee.
Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels on Saturday set off a claymore mine targeting an army bus, killing four soldiers and injuring 12 others as peace talks slated for later this month were thrown into doubt.