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
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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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The ministry, in a bid to control roadside bombing, had banned imports of ammonium nitrate, which is used in homemade explosive devices.
Islamabad, April 28 (Saba) - As part of the series of bombings targeting Pakistan daily, at least three people were killed and more others injured on Thursday when a roadside bombing, the third of its kind this week so far, targeted a navy bus, carrying the navy personnel to work, in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi, navy spokesman Salman Ali said, according to Qatar News Agency (QNA).
The latest incident comes three days after nine civilians, including six women, two men and a child,died in a roadside bombing in northern Afghanistan when they were travellingto a wedding on a road often used by foreign forces.
Salim Abdul Nabi, right, and his wife grieve over the death of their son Ali, age 7, after a pair of roadside bombings targeting police patrols in Baghdad killed at least six passers-by and wounded six others
About an hour later, another roadside bombing killed two soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division and their Iraqi translator, the military said.
A soldier was killed and two villagers were hurt Tuesday in separate roadside bombings attributed to the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters.
Taliban militants fighting the government and are largely relying on suicide and roadside bombings have yet to claim responsibility.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Two roadside bombings in the Southern Afghanistan city of Kandahar have killed one policeman and wounded four, said officers.
Roadside bombings and suicide attacks are the two main tactics that the Taliban have used in their campaign in recent years.
Kabul, Afghanistan, Sha'ban 28, 1434, Jul 7, 2013, SPA - The government says 14 Afghan soldiers and 64 Taliban militants have been killed in fighting and roadside bombings across the country in the past 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the Taliban claimed inflicting heavy casualties on security personnel during gun attacks and roadside bombings in different provinces of the country over the past 24 hours.
However, the insurgent group in retaliation responded by carrying out suicide attacks and roadside bombings especially in southern and eastern parts of the country.