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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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Official sources said that the security forces and police carried out a joint operation and seized three suicide vests, one hand grenade, one improvised explosive device, 16 batteries and at least 704 rounds of different bores.
After the first trial, CISF officials have denied the spare parts of being Improvised Explosive Device (IED) ( ANI )
According to the news outlet Improvised Explosive Devices are targeting the civilians who are fleeing on daily basis from the areas controlled by ISIL.
BEIRUT: Lebanese Army technicians over the weekend discovered and defused an improvised explosive device at the northern border with Syria, the military announced in a statement.
This project involves providing low cost, robust and lightweight force protection systems for the ANSF to counter improvised explosive devices, for use by dismounted personnel and for fitting to light vehicles.
A security source said that armed elements planted a number of improvised explosive devices around the station in the Kubaisa area west of the city of Hit of Anbar, and detonated by remote control, causing significant damage.
The Royal Marine was involved in an operation which was investigating suspected insurgent activity in a number of compounds in the Loy Mandeh Wadi area of the Nad-e Ali district in Helmand Province when he was fatally injured by an improvised explosive device early this morning.
The joint operation succeeded in removing Improvised Explosive Device components, ammunition, and anti-personnel mines found near a village bazaar.
The NATO-led force said on Saturday one US service member succumbed on Friday to injuries sustained in an improvised explosive device (IED) detonation in the restive east, where the security situation has deteriorated in recent months.
Hassan Tabbakh, 38, is alleged to have been trying to create improvised explosive devices when he was arrested in December last year.
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.
Comey replied that the indictment "speaks only in terms of improvised explosive devices"--which is to say, common bombs, not nuclear, chemical, biological, or radiological weapons.