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defuse

(dĭ-fūz′)
1. To remove a fuse from an explosive device.
2. To make a crisis or other situation less dangerous or inflammatory.
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The political administration officials say that the bomb planted along Pak-Afghan Highway near Jamrud was defused and was targeting Nato supplies.
He said that the bomb was defused without causing any casualties.
Bomb disposal squad was called in, which defused the bomb.
"The same force defused another explosive device, placed near the first bomb," he added.
According to FC spokesman, acting on a tip off, FC personnel along with bomb disposal squad team reached the site and defused 5 kg IED which were planted beside the road for sabotage activities by unknown men.
A police source in Salah al-Din told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "The bomb exploded this morning targeted the presidential palaces' patrols at the center of Tikrit, injuring a civilian was close to the scene." On the other hand, anti-explosives' experts defused an IED, was placed inside police officer's car north of Tikrit.
Karachi -- Another bid of terror was thwarted on Thursday when Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) defused a remote-controlled bomb near an imambargah in Karachi's Orangi Town.
BASRA / Aswat al-Iraq: Police forces arrested 26 wanted men and defused a bomb during security operations in separate areas of Basra, a security source said Tuesday.
PESHAWAR -- The Bomb Disposal Unit (BDU) defused a hand grenade placed at Mufti Mehmood Flyover by unidentified miscreants here on Saturday.
According to police, bomb squad veteran Hukam Khan, aged in his late 50s, successfully defused one device but was killed when a second one exploded as he tried to make it safe.
The current security breaches could be defused through developing specialized security departments, he assured.
THI-QAR / Aswat al-Iraq: An explosive charge, targeting the strategic line of electricity in Nassiriya, was defused on Wednesday, the police department said.