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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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.
The forces also seized improvised explosive device materials, suicide vests, weapons, ammunition, and a quantity of illicit drugs.
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.
This morning, an improvised explosive device (IED) went off near the tax department in northern Kirkuk, causing no casualties or damage," Brig.
A security source had said earlier that eleven civilians were killed or wounded when several improvised explosive devices (IEDs) hit policemen's houses in Hit district.
KIRKUK / NINA / Police chief of counties and district in Kirkuk, Brigadier Sarhad Qadir escaped from an assassination attempt on Wednesday 1, Oct by an explosion of improvised explosive device in central Kirkuk.
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.
The contract is funded by the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, and will include management and logistics support provided by Force Protection.
NINEWA / Aswat al-Iraq: A military force on Monday defused an improvised explosive device in western Mosul without casualties, an army source said.
BAGHDAD, July 20 (VOI) Co Three civilians were killed or wounded when an improvised explosive device blew up in northern the Iraqi capital Baghdad, a police source said on Sunday.
Mosul, Jun 9, (VOI)- One policeman was wounded on Monday when an improvised explosive device exploded targeting his vehicle patrol in southwestern Mosul, said an official police source.
Kirkuk / NINA / An army force arrested a cell specialized in planting improvised explosive device west of the province of Kirkuk.