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booby trap

n. a device set up to be triggered to harm or kill anyone entering the trap, such as a shot gun which will go off if a room is entered, or dynamite which will explode if the ignition key on an auto is turned. If a person sets up such a trap to protect his/her property he/she will be liable for any injury or death even to an unwanted intruder such as a burglar. Setting a booby trap is also a crime.

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When withdrawing from occupied areas, Islamic State routinely leave boobytrap devices on the roads and in cars, homes and official buildings in order to render the area uninhabitable and slow the advance of regime forces.
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