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booby trap

[′büb·ē ‚trap]
(ordnance)
An explosive charge such as a mine, grenade, demolition block, shell, or bulk explosive fitted with a detonator and a firing device, and usually concealed and set to explode when an unsuspecting person touches off its firing mechanism by stepping upon, lifting, or moving a harmless-looking object.
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According to a statement by the cell said that the most important thing verify the results during the past twenty-four hours after the the announcement of the liberation of Fallujah completely, the killing of /96/ terrorists and destroyed six vehicles and killed those in them, and seized a workshop for booby-trapping and destroying a weapons cache, addressing 665 explosive devices, and bridging the tunnel length (30) m by the first rapid intervention division.
BAGHDAD / National Iraqi News Agency / nina / The war media cell announced the killing of dozens of Daash elements and the destruction of their headquarters and a plant for booby-trapping vehicles in air strikes by Iraqi / F-16 / in Mosul.
BAGHDAD / National Iraqi News Agency / nina / The military media cell announced the killing of an explosives expert with Daash and wounding six terrorists and destroying a laboratory for the booby-trapping vehicles in Iraqi air strikes in the south of Hawija, west of Kirkuk.
Baghdad / National Iraqi News Agency / Nina / The war media cell reported that the Iraqi / F-16 / aircraft killed a number of terrorists and destroyed a workshop for booby-trapping the vehicles in the industrial district in Fallujah.
Mosul / NINA / 17 elements of Daash were killed in a car bomb explosion in a booby-trapping workshop in the industry (Sina'a) area east of Mosul, according to local residents.
Mosul / NINA / The international coalition aircraft bombed a factory for booby-trapping vehicles and storage for arms and ammunition in Karama area in eastern Mosul, according to local residents.
BAGHDAD / National Iraqi News Agency / nina / The International Coalition aircraft destroyed on Tuesday a workshop for booby-trapping vehicles and manufacturing IEDs western Anbar.