improvised explosive device


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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

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.
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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The EOD stockroom stored improvised explosive devices and grenades seized from various operations in the city for evidence in court.
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Earlier on April 29, a Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) jawan sustained injuries in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district.
PESHAWAR/CHARSADDA -- The police and security forces recovered suicide jackets and improvised explosive devices in Peshawar and Charsadda areas on Wednesday.
According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the security forces have carried out a search operation on Thursday in village Sheikhan of Khyber Agency and cleared four caves and three compounds and destroyed improvised explosive device (IED) making factory.
Earlier on August 19, a security official was killed while a civilian was injured when an improvised explosive device went off at a water spring in Bajaur Agency.
Improvised explosive devices represent a significant and immediate threat to our Afghan partners and these systems will provide considerable protection for the ANSF as it works to ensure the security of Afghanistan and its people, the Defence Minister said.
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In a brief statement, the 42-nation force said Two US servicemen were killed in an improvised explosive device attack in southern Afghanistan.