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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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A security source told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that "the force of Brigade 17 of the Iraqi army carried out a security operation at dawn today in Yathrib area, of Balad district, south of Tikrit, and found a cache of munitions, weapons and improvised explosive devices was left in one of the abandoned houses.
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.
Six more people were killed and 28 others were wounded when three improvised explosive devices went off near a restaurant in the Mahdiya neighborhood in Doura, police said.
Police told the National Iraqi News Agency that explosive ordnance disposal team defused on Friday evening three improvised explosive devices near a voting center in Baiji district, North of Tikrit.
It is imperative that Pakistan support our counterterrorism efforts and work to prevent the interdiction of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to Afghanistan," said House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member, Adam Smith.
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.
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.
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.