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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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In October, 2009, the female partner of a PSNI dog handler suffered injuries after a car booby-trap device partially exploded at Kingsdale Park.
Police said the rebels exploded the electrically activated booby-trap as a military bus carrying more than two dozen soldiers drove along a highway in Gaighat of Chitwan district, 100 kilometers south of Kathmandu.
Serb troops are specialists in placing mines and making booby-traps, even hiding them inside dead bodies.