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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That was the handiwork of drug syndicates,' he said, claiming responsibility for all roadside bombing directed at the military.
Islamabad, April 28 (Saba) - As part of the series of bombings targeting Pakistan daily, at least three people were killed and more others injured on Thursday when a roadside bombing, the third of its kind this week so far, targeted a navy bus, carrying the navy personnel to work, in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi, navy spokesman Salman Ali said, according to Qatar News Agency (QNA).
The latest incident comes three days after nine civilians, including six women, two men and a child,died in a roadside bombing in northern Afghanistan when they were travellingto a wedding on a road often used by foreign forces.
Salim Abdul Nabi, right, and his wife grieve over the death of their son Ali, age 7, after a pair of roadside bombings targeting police patrols in Baghdad killed at least six passers-by and wounded six others
About an hour later, another roadside bombing killed two soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division and their Iraqi translator, the military said.
Aside from roadside bombings, the BIFF also shifted to deployment of fake IEDs like the one found in Datu Saudi Ampatuan highway on Friday.
Roadside bombings and suicide attacks are the two main tactics that the Taliban have used in their campaign in recent years.
Kabul, Afghanistan, Sha'ban 28, 1434, Jul 7, 2013, SPA - The government says 14 Afghan soldiers and 64 Taliban militants have been killed in fighting and roadside bombings across the country in the past 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the Taliban claimed inflicting heavy casualties on security personnel during gun attacks and roadside bombings in different provinces of the country over the past 24 hours.
However, the insurgent group in retaliation responded by carrying out suicide attacks and roadside bombings especially in southern and eastern parts of the country.
THOUSANDS of people protested in Basra yesterday at increasing violence since British forces handed control to the Iraqis They took to the streets as six people were killed in two roadside bombings in Wajihiyah in the Diyala province, north-east of Baghdad.
FOUR Nato soldiers were killed and 10 wounded in roadside bombings and a militant rocket-propelled grenade attack in the latest barrage of violence to herald the alliance's historic move into southern Afghanistan.