explosive

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adjective Violent, sudden, rapid
noun A chemical that causes a sudden, virtually instantaneous release of pressure, gas, and heat when subjected to sudden shock, altered pressure, or high temperature; explosives in the context of terrorism or violent acts include pipe bombs, hand-grenades, dynamite, and C-4 plastic explosives

explosive

Occupational safety A chemical that causes a sudden, virtually instantaneous release of pressure, gas, and heat when subjected to sudden shock, altered pressure, or high temperature; explosives seen in the context of terrorism or violent acts include pipe bombs, hand-grenades, dynamite, detonators, C-4 plastic explosives Psychology See Explosive personality, Explosive syndrome.
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When contacted, Civil Defence Officer Talib Hussain said the government had issued new SOP for the use of explosive material and in this regard teams had been formed to check the record of existing licence holders.
"I was not making a bomb and do not know anything about the explosive materials."
The bomb disposal squad was called to defuse the explosive material.
IGP Sindh Dr Syed Kaleem Imam announced cash prize of Rs100,000 each and complimentary certificates for the bomb disposal squad for the recovery of motorcycle loaded with explosive material in PIB Colony and disposing of the explosive material.
The police also seized explosive material, four hand grenades and a pistol from their custody.
Some 200 kg explosive material, three suicide jackets, four improvised explosive devices, two Kalashnikovs, three pistols and other arms were recovered in the Killi Barat operation, he added.
Police found explosive material and 110 grams of ball bearings in the possession of Abro.
The police also seized explosive material, 1,500 detonators and gun powder from their possession.
QUETTA -- Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) foiled a terrorism bid and recovered huge cache of arms and explosive material from Kalli Barat area Quetta on Sunday night.
Haripur -- Police have recovered 100 kg explosive material, 400 detonators and 1600 meters wire from the covert cavities from a dubious car.
The explosive material was planted along a road side and no causality was reported.
It may be recalled that several fitted IEDs and explosive material have successfully been defused by the officials trained in this school.

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