improvised mine


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improvised mine

[′im·prə′vīzd ′mīn]
(ordnance)
A mine manufactured of available materials because standard mines are either unavailable or are incapable of producing the desired result.
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In a statement to TAP, Ridha Sfar, Minister in charge of Security said "one of the officers sustained light injuries in the leg while the two others were hit by fragments of an improvised mine.
THOUGH THE CANADIAN FORCES HAVE INCREASED THE NUMBER OF USED SNIFFER DOGS SINCE 2005, THE SOARING DEATH TOLL DUE TO IMPROVISED MINES OR ROADSIDE BOMBS NECESSITATE THE INCREASE OF THE DOGS FROM 26 TO 40, THE RADIO ADDED.