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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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An Israeli court-martial found two soldiers guilty Sunday of forcing a nine-year-old Palestinian boy to search for suspected booby-traps on their behalf during the 2008-2009 war in the Gaza Strip, Reuters reported.
A United Nations survey estimates that there are more than 800 mined areas in the province, apart from thousands of individual booby-traps.
The Serbs have also left booby-traps in the homes of Albanians to await the return of the refugees.