Improvised Explosive Device

An improvised explosive device (IED), also known as a roadside bomb, is a homemade bomb constructed and deployed in ways other than in conventional military action. It may be constructed of conventional military explosives, such as an artillery round, attached to a detonating mechanism.

IEDs may be used in terrorist actions or in unconventional warfare by guerrillas or commando forces in a theater of operations. In the second Iraq War, IEDs were used extensively against US-led Coalition forces and by the end of 2007 they had become responsible for approximately 63% of Coalition deaths in Iraq. They are also used in Afghanistan by insurgent groups, and have caused over 66% of the Coalition casualties in the 2001–present Afghanistan War.

IEDs were also used extensively by cadres of the rebel Tamil Tiger (LTTE) organization against military targets in Sri Lanka before the LTTE was dismantled in mid-2009 by the Sri Lankan military forces.

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... Injured Modusoperandi Location and description January 13 ... Improvised Explosive Device Makati City, Metro Manila A bomb explodes on board a Newman Goldliner bus at the corner of ... the weapon used an 81mm mortar with a timing device triggered by mobile phone, similar to bombs detonated in Mindanao at the time ... Police believe the device, which blew a hole in the side of the bus, was placed under a seat halfway down the vehicle carrying about 30 commuters at the time of the blast March ...
British Forces Casualties In Afghanistan Since 2001 - Since ISAF Stage 3, 31 July 2006 - January 2009 To December 2009 - November 2009
... from 3rd Battalion, The Rifles was killed by an improvised explosive device at Sangin, Helmand Province on 5 November 2009 ... Philip Allen from 2nd Battalion, The Rifles was killed by an improvised explosive device at Sangin, Helmand Province on 7 November 2009 ... from 33 Engineer Regiment was killed by an improvised explosive device in Gereshk, Helmand Province on 15 November 2009 ...
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... Vaculík, from the 102nd Reconnaissance Battalion, was killed in his M1151 Up-Armored HMMWV by Improvised Explosive Device (IED) composed of anti-tank mine ... soldiers from 7th Mechanized Brigade, were lightly wounded in their M1151 Up-Armored HMMWV by Improvised Explosive Device (IED) ... Brigade, were wounded (one of them seriously and two lightly) in their M1151 Up-Armored HMMWV by Improvised Explosive Device (IED) ...

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