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10 Of The Most Horrifying Booby Traps Ever Used



Everyone has heard of the IED, or improved explosive device, which is often used by terrorists throughout the Middle East as a roadside bomb to attack troops. That being said, many have probably never heard of a few other booby traps that have been concocted by soldiers throughout history. They are dangerous, some of them are incredibly volatile, and most end with a few deaths from a single bomb. These booby traps are well hidden, making them even more deadly. Here are ten beyond clever books traps used.

Zippo Lighter Bombs

The best example of a Zippo lighter bomb was used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. Packed with explosives just big enough to blow off a hand, these lighters instilled fear in any soldier looking to relax and have a smoke.

Roadkill Bombs

In the past couple of years, insurgency groups throughout the Middle East have made use of roadkill bombs, which are growing in size. They hide bombs in animal carcasses, usually dead dogs or cows, and then hit the trigger when a convoy comes near.