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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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Tagum said the EOD team suspected that either a grenade or an improvised explosive device exploded at around 11:30 a.m.
The Taliban militants and other militants including ISIL often use improvised explosive device as the weapon of their choice to target the security forces and government officials.
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.
According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the security forces have carried out a search operation on Thursday in village Sheikhan of Khyber Agency and cleared four caves and three compounds and destroyed improvised explosive device (IED) making factory.
BEIRUT: The Army seized a total of 20 improvised explosive devices and a quantity of weapons and ammunition, a military statement reported Wednesday.
Earlier on August 19, a security official was killed while a civilian was injured when an improvised explosive device went off at a water spring in Bajaur Agency.
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.
ANBAR / Aswat al-Iraq: One civilian was killed and three more were injured by an improvised explosive device in west of Ramadi, a police source said.
A ROYAL Marine was killed by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan yesterday , the Ministry of Defence said.
Dorafshan locals can breathe a little easier following an operation by Australian and Afghan forces which found and removed a large number of Improvised Explosive Device parts from locations close to a market.
Lieutenant Colonel David Eastman said: "The soldier was participating in an operation to clear an area north of Lashkar Gah, when an improvised explosive device was initiated.