improvised explosive device


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Improvised Explosive Device. A homemade bomb deployed during unconventional military actions (usually by insurgents) which is constructed from parts repurposed from conventional military explosives—e.g., an artillery round with an attached detonater

improvised explosive device

Abbreviation: IED
Military jargon for a homemade bomb or land mine used in unconventional warfare.
See also: device
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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.
RAWALPINDI -- The US delegation on Tuesday visited General Head Quarters (GHQ) Rawalpindi and discussed the matters related to Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and focused on joint collaboration at regional level to counter the menace.
Police told the National Iraqi News Agency that explosive ordnance disposal team defused on Friday evening three improvised explosive devices near a voting center in Baiji district, North of Tikrit.
It is imperative that Pakistan support our counterterrorism efforts and work to prevent the interdiction of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to Afghanistan," said House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member, Adam Smith.
The joint force killed suspected militants attempting to employ improvised explosive devices against the troops during the search in Paktika.
WASHINGTON -- Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England called on what he called some of the best minds in the country to help come up with new solutions to the threat improvised explosive devices pose to U.
The WBIEDROV will help the team to minimise the growing threat of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the US domestic maritime domain.
He oversaw a number of insurgents who constructed, transported and emplaced improvised explosive devices, according to ISAF.
NINEWA / Aswat al-Iraq: One civilian was killed on Tuesday by an improvised explosive device explosion in eastern Mosul, a security source said.
KABUL (PAN): A NATO-led soldier was killed yesterday by an improvised explosive device (IED) detonation that occurred in restive southern Afghanistan, the Western military alliance said on Thursday.
KIRKUK / Aswat al-Iraq: An army soldier was wounded on Thursday by an improvised explosive device in southwest of Kirkuk, according to local police chief.
THI-QAR - Three civilians were killed and two others wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off near a civilian vehicle carrying them close to Thi-Qar province, according to a security source on Sunday.