General Information Regarding IED Threats

Improvised Explosive Device: A device placed or fabricated in an improvised manner incorporating destructive, lethal, noxious, pyrotechnic or incendiary chemicals and designed to destroy, incapacitate, harass or distract. It may incorporate military stores, but is normally devised from non-military components (NATO AAP-6).

  • Currently, IEDs have been found to be one of the greatest threats to forces deployed on operations. Here is a breakdown the top threats to CF members in Afghanistan.

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