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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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According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Defense, "said that the Air Force Command (F16) planes, based on information from the Directorate General of Intelligence and Security, have directed several successful air strikes, in which they destroyed a booby-trapping vehicles factory, a headquarters for Daesh and three large depots of weapons, ammunition and rockets in Ayadhiyah district north of Tel Afar district.
Baquba / National Iraqi News Agency / nina / busted added A security force seized a guest house to Daesh and two cars were prepared for booby-trapping in the north-east of Baquba, capital of Diyala.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A car bomb was detonated in a suburb of Syria's capital Damascus Friday while "terrorists" were booby-trapping it.
WASSIT / Aswat al-Iraq: A plant for booby-trapping cars with explosive charges has been discovered in southern Iraq's Wassit Province on Monday, the Commander of the Province's Rapid Deployment Force (RDP), said.
BAGHDAD / National Iraqi News Agency / nina / A force of the army found nine plants of booby-trapping and manufacturing rockets in Ramadi island north of the city of Ramadi.
BAGHDAD / National Iraqi News Agency / nina / The Air Force jets destroyed a workshop for booby-trapping and laboratory for shielding vehicles and the headquarters of the Daesh and two guest houses in Anna districts and Al-Qaim western Anbar.
Ismail Mahlawi announced the destruction of the plant for booby-trapping vehicles and manufacturing IEDs in proactive security operation north of the city of Ramadi.