improvised grenade

improvised grenade

[′im·prə‚vīzd grə′nād]
(ordnance)
Any nonstandard type of grenade which is prepared by the user, for example, frangible grenades and fragmentation grenades composed of nails, cartridge cases, or other fragments taped to the sides of a trinitrotoluene block, with suitable detonating device.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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CCTV captured Cronin, 31, smashing a window and Harrington, 30, throwing an improvised grenade into a downstairs bathroom, which detonated seconds later causing tens of thousands of pounds worth of damage.
Cronin then smashed a downstairs bathroom window and Harrington tossed an improvised grenade inside.
Recovered during the encounter were an anti-personnel mine, a 50-meter detonating cord, an improvised grenade launcher, two rifle grenades, two solar panels, two Cignus batteries, some medical paraphernalia, bag packs, and a sack of rice.
Seized from the suspects were two caliber .38 handguns, an improvised grenade launcher loaded with .40 millimeter ammo, 16 sachets of suspected shabu, 11 pieces cartridges, three live ammo, three spent bullets and the P500 bill marked money.
CRIMINAL elements are being blamed for an improvised grenade attack on two men yesterday.
"It was an improvised grenade. Our personnel on the ground decided to detonate it," he added.
He is also charged with having an AKM assault rifle, a Beretta pistol, a mechanism for an improvised grenade launcher and 46 bullets with intent to endanger life and a count of possessing a telescopic sight and a balaclava for a terrorist purpose.
Yesterday's attack saw two devices - which North Belfast police commander Andy Freeburn said were "large" and "improvised grenade" type bombs - hurled at officers as they answered a 999 call at around 2.45am.
When we say pipe bomb we are talking about an improvised grenade. This would have had the potential to, if not kill, seriously injure officers if they had been any closer to them."
He added: "This was a military grenade, this was not an improvised grenade. These are designed for warfare, these are designed as anti-personnel weapons to kill people.
Army experts worked in temperatures as low as -6C to make safe the improvised grenade launcher.
Bomb disposal experts from the Republic's Defence Forces worked overnight in freezing conditions to make the improvised grenade launcher safe.