Figure 4: Specific types of martyrdom deaths for older adults Type of martyrdom death VBIED
59% Killed by drone 4% Undesignated 15% Footsoldier 7% Inghimasi 4% Istishhadi 11% Note: Table made from pie chart.
The source, who could not be named due to the sensitivity of the issue, also attributed the increased number of casualties to the rebels' use of vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices, or VBIEDs
, during combat.
Consequently, our targeting focus changed as we began to look for indicators of VBIED
construction sites inside Khowst and other provinces.
We need to take that and we need to apply it to VBIED
At 1302, a second VBIED
detonated along Route Elizabeth, to the northeast of the PHQ.
FBI headquarters and Dallas bomb technicians constructed the VBIED
Smadi asked for.
It reads: "Black Watch traffic control point was attacked by a suicide VBIED
Most importantly, they also captured a 24-passenger bus that was nearing completion as a VBIED
The HBIED follows the IED (improvised-explosive device-homemade bomb) and VBIED
(vehicle-borne improvised-explosive device - car bomb) into a terrorist lexicon started in Iraq and subsequently transported to Afghanistan.
The elite Afghan soldiers discovered a vehicle by the side of the road that had been prepared for use as a VBIED
With minimal coordination and shift of close target reconnaissance assets, they follow up and hit the next target, taking down a VBIED
cell leader, financier, and logistician.
We began to pick up speed again, then we were hit by a VBIED
- Vehicle borne improvised explosive device.