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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Near the capital in Kabul province's Kalakan district, local official Rahmat Khan Faqirzada said a roadside bombing likely triggered by a remote control killed two soldiers and wounded a civilian.
Roadside bombings account for most of the military deaths in Afghanistan and are also the main killer of civilians.
The ministry, in a bid to control roadside bombing, had banned imports of ammonium nitrate, which is used in homemade explosive devices.
Taliban carried out two back to back roadside bombings, killing six policemen and injuring three other police constables in southern Uruzgan province late on Sunday, according to provincial government spokesman Abdullah Hemat.
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.
Sakhi - who masterminded a string of roadside bombings and ambushes as well as the kidnapping and killing of an Afghan security official - was killed as he tried to sneak away in woman's clothing.
In Southern Afghanistan yesterday seven Nato soldiers were killed in separate roadside bombings yesterday.
In other attacks, a pair of roadside bombings targeting police patrols in Baghdad killed at least six passers-by and wounded six others.
Roadside bombings targeting Iraqi soldiers in Baghdad and north of the capital killed six people today, police said.
Many Americans who have family members in Iraq try to ignore daily news reports about roadside bombings, ambushes, and other attacks.
Three American soldiers and their Iraqi interpreter were killed and three other soldiers were wounded in a pair of roadside bombings in central Iraq.