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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
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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 statement further added that the militants were busy planting an Improvised Explosive Device when the incident took place.
Gardez (Paktia) [Afghanistan], Apr 10 ( ANI ): A militant has been killed and three others have been wounded in an explosion triggered by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan's Paktia province.
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.
"As a result of continued operations, the Army seized 11 improvised explosive devices weighing 7 kilograms each, and two others weighing 20 and 40 kilograms respectively, in Qarani ...
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.
The delegation discussed Counter Improvised Explosive Device (IED) cooperation framework between Pakistan Army's Counter IED Organization (CIEDO) and JIEDDO.
ANBAR / Aswat al-Iraq: Three policemen were wounded on Thursday in an improvised explosive device explosion in Hit district in western Anbar, a security source said.
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.
Opening the trial, prosecutor Max Hill QC said the Crown's case was that the defendant was caught in the process of a practical attempt to create improvised explosive devices.
The Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization and the National Defense Industrial Association are cosponsoring the two-day IED conference at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center to exchange information and explore solutions.