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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NEW YORK -- Prosecutors say the arrests of two New York City women who talked about recipes for homemade bombs show authorities are committed to doing everything they can to prevent ''attacks by homegrown violent extremists.''
The following year, a homemade bomb that ripped through a tuna canning factory killed four people and wounded 27 others.
Bomb technicians located and seized numerous illegal fireworks and other items used to make homemade bombs, police said.
A YOUNG British jihadist fighting in Syria has posted pictures of the destruction he claims was caused by his homemade bombs - after warning that the UK government should be "afraid" about him returning with his new skills.
BEIRUT: A civilian was killed and at least 10 others wounded Wednesday evening after a homemade bomb exploded under the Al-Khannaq bridge in Lebanon's second largest city Tripoli, a security source told The Daily Star.
Two terrorists blow themselves to death by homemade bomb, a third was seriously injured in Muqsha village.
The General Director of Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science said in a brief statement that "a number of individuals suspected of detonating a homemade bomb in a car on April 6 in Adliya", an area in the capital Manama.
"A terrorist act targeted the lives of policemen who were on duty in the village of Daih, using a homemade bomb that injured one security man," the ministry said.
Dubai: A homemade bomb killed one policeman in Bahrain late on Saturday, the interior ministry said, the latest in a string of attacks targeting security personnel.
A HOMEMADE bomb found in a car was detonated by police in a Liverpool park.
IT IS easier to buy the main ingredient for a homemade bomb than large numbers of aspirin pills, the coroner hearing the 7/7 inquest observed.
Three of the casualties died in insurgent attacks and one was killed by a homemade bomb, NATO said.