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

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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'They were hit by improvised explosive device and three of our Rangers were wounded,' Tan said.
"An improvised explosive device exploded, targeting families while fleeing from the areas controlled by ISIL on Debika road, in Dibs district, Northwest of Kirkuk, killing four civilians and wounding five others," Al Sumeriya reported.
CTD officials told reporter that three officials of the CTD and one passer-by sustained injuries in IED blast that targeted their vehicle at Khatko bridge, when they were en-route to a girls school where an improvised explosive device had exploded.
The Taliban insurgents and militants belonging to the other insurgent groups are frequently using Improvised Explosive Device (IED) as the weapon of their choice to target the security forces.
Congressional Committee has passed a bill that imposes conditions on Pakistan for receiving American economic and military aid, which will depend on the action Islamabad takes against terrorists and the menace of improvised explosive devices.
The same source had said earlier that at least five people were killed and 22 others were wounded in an improvised explosive device explosion in northeastern Baghdad.
UNAMA condemns in the strongest terms the detonation of an improvised explosive device in a bazaar in Kishem district, Badakhshan province that killed 10 civilians including five children, and injured 36 others, mostly children, a statement issued by the mission.
Meanwhile the explosive ordnance disposal team defused on Friday evening an improvised explosive device attached to a car belonging to a policeman, in downtown Tikrit.
KIRKUK / Aswat al-Iraq: An improvised explosive device (IED) detonated in Kirkuk, while another was safely defused in the same area, a local police chief said on Tuesday.
The arrested leader coordinated and executed multiple direct fires and improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in the province, it said.
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.
NINEWA / Aswat al-Iraq: One civilian was killed and three others were wounded in an improvised explosive device explosion on Tuesday in the north of Talafar, according to a security source.