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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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Oglaigh na hEireann has in the past been active in planting a number of booby-trap car bombs.
CTS Simulators range in size from small trip wire booby-trap devices and landmines to full-size, radio-controlled road-side IED simulators.
Retired senior officers said they will stop co-operating with the Police Ombudsman until it withdraws a finding that the force's failure to let people know about the booby-trap led to the deaths at a flat in Derry's Creggan in 1988.
Communist rebels in Nepal set off a powerful booby-trap on Sunday, killing at least two soldiers and wounding another nine, including three civilians, police said.
Two Serbs crawl out to investigate; one is killed by the enemy Ciki (grizzled Branko Djuric), but not before he sets a booby-trap mine under a Bosnian corpse; the other Serb, Nino (bald, babyish Rene Bitorajac) is wounded by Ciki.