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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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Witnesses pointed out that the booby- stores trapping factory was for agriculture before the organization recently used to booby-trapping trucks and is located at the entrance of Hawija southwest of Kirkuk .
The source told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / today that the combat detachments from the popular mobilization of the people of Diyala seized a booby-trapping plant contains / 50 / tons of C4 material in Baiji, pointing out that the / 30 / tons of them were prepared for the bombing placed inside plastic containers.
Mohammed Khalil al-Jubouri told the National Iraqi News Agency / Nina / that there are first reports saying that a laboratory for booby-trapping in the cultivation stores of Hawija, 55 kilometers Western Kirkuk containing a number of tank and vehicle bombs which were bombed by the international coalition aircraft and the intensity of the blasts led to the events of the destruction of residential houses and villages surrounding the stores in the center Hawija, and the second report says that a booby-trapping site of Daash was subjected to rocket bombardment from al-Fatha area that led directly to hit it and destruction and the occurrence of damage to the nearby buildings.
Tikrit / Nina / The Command of Salah al-Din Operations announced on Monday the destruction of a plant for booby-trapping and detonated 3 car bombs west of Baiji in Salah al-Din province.
The statement continued that their force blew up a factory was used by the terrorists to booby-trapping the vehicles and a headquarters for them, in addition to the bombing of four explosive devices in Albu Haswa area.
The Ministry said in a statement today, "based on the receipt of minute intelligence information a force belonging to the Directorate of Military Intelligence managed of directing missile strikes on the dens of Daash in Fallujah, killing 18 terrorists, including the economic official of Fallujah, terrorist Abu Sura Al-Mslawi and destroying a plant for booby-trapping and burning three vehicles.
They noted that "the IS organization blew up the Nineveh Traffic Directorate in the al-Faisaliya after booby-trapping it with sophisticated improvised explosive devices, stressing that" the explosion caused the collapse of large parts of the building and inflicted material damage to some nearby shops .
Baquba / NINA/ A security source in Diyala announced on Sunday the killing of the most prominent expert in the IS organization in booby-trapping houses and three of his assistants by the explosion of a booby-trapped house north-east of Baquba.