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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On 30 April, the SMM observed for the first time two pieces of unexploded ordnance (UXO) (one assessed as a part of an MLRS (BM-21 Grad) rocket, and the other as a probable part of the same type of rocket), both assessed as not recent, on the earth mound surrounding an abandoned bunker west of road M-03 on the western edge of Debaltseve (non-government-controlled, 58km north-east of Donetsk), about 100m south of an improvised mine hazard sign (for previous observation in the area see SMM Daily Report 29 April 2019).
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."
Askar explained that Houthi militias used different types of mines, including anti-personnel mines which are banned in residential areas and are very dangerous, and camouflaged and improvised mines.