Get it on Google Play
New! Download Unionpedia on your Android™ device!
Faster access than browser!

Explosive belt

Index Explosive belt

An explosive belt (also called suicide belt, suicide vest) is an improvised explosive device, a belt or a vest packed with explosives and armed with a detonator, worn by suicide bombers. [1]

41 relations: Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, Al-Qaeda, Allies of World War II, Ball, Ball bearing, Battle of Shanghai, Battle of Taierzhuang, Car bomb, Chechens, Child suicide bombers in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, Detonator, Explosive material, Female suicide bomber, Forensic science, Fragmentation (weaponry), Hamas, Hezbollah, Improvised explosive device, Infrared detector, Iraqi insurgency (2003–11), Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Islamic terrorism, Joby Warrick, Kaiten, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, M18 Claymore mine, Nail (fastener), Pipe bomb, Screw, Second Sino-Japanese War, Security, Shotgun, Shrapnel shell, Steel, Suicide attack, Suicide weapon, Taliban, Terrorism, Vest, World War II.

Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades

The al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (كتائب شهداء الأقصى Katā'ib Shuhadā' al-'Aqṣā) is a secular coalition of Palestinian armed groups in the West Bank.

New!!: Explosive belt and Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades · See more »


Al-Qaeda (القاعدة,, translation: "The Base", "The Foundation" or "The Fundament" and alternatively spelled al-Qaida, al-Qæda and sometimes al-Qa'ida) is a militant Sunni Islamist multi-national organization founded in 1988.

New!!: Explosive belt and Al-Qaeda · See more »

Allies of World War II

The Allies of World War II, called the United Nations from the 1 January 1942 declaration, were the countries that together opposed the Axis powers during the Second World War (1939–1945).

New!!: Explosive belt and Allies of World War II · See more »


A ball is a round object (usually spherical but sometimes ovoid) with various uses.

New!!: Explosive belt and Ball · See more »

Ball bearing

A ball bearing is a type of rolling-element bearing that uses balls to maintain the separation between the bearing races.

New!!: Explosive belt and Ball bearing · See more »

Battle of Shanghai

The Battle of Shanghai was the first of the twenty-two major engagements fought between the National Revolutionary Army (NRA) of the Republic of China (ROC) and the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) of the Empire of Japan during the Second Sino-Japanese War.

New!!: Explosive belt and Battle of Shanghai · See more »

Battle of Taierzhuang

The Battle of Tai'erzhuang was a battle of the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1938, between the armies of the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan.

New!!: Explosive belt and Battle of Taierzhuang · See more »

Car bomb

A car bomb, lorry bomb, or truck bomb, also known as a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED), is an improvised explosive device placed inside a car or other vehicle and detonated.

New!!: Explosive belt and Car bomb · See more »


Chechens (Нохчий; Old Chechen: Нахчой Naxçoy) are a Northeast Caucasian ethnic group of the Nakh peoples originating in the North Caucasus region of Eastern Europe.

New!!: Explosive belt and Chechens · See more »

Child suicide bombers in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Child suicide bombers in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict refers to the exploitation of children to carry out suicide bombings by Palestinian militant groups.

New!!: Explosive belt and Child suicide bombers in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict · See more »


A detonator, frequently a blasting cap, is a device used to trigger an explosive device.

New!!: Explosive belt and Detonator · See more »

Explosive material

An explosive material, also called an explosive, is a reactive substance that contains a great amount of potential energy that can produce an explosion if released suddenly, usually accompanied by the production of light, heat, sound, and pressure.

New!!: Explosive belt and Explosive material · See more »

Female suicide bomber

Female suicide bombers are women who carry out a suicide attack, wherein the bomber kills herself while simultaneously killing targeted people.

New!!: Explosive belt and Female suicide bomber · See more »

Forensic science

Forensic science is the application of science to criminal and civil laws, mainly—on the criminal side—during criminal investigation, as governed by the legal standards of admissible evidence and criminal procedure.

New!!: Explosive belt and Forensic science · See more »

Fragmentation (weaponry)

Fragmentation is the process by which the casing of an artillery or mortar shell, rocket, missile, bomb, grenade, etc.

New!!: Explosive belt and Fragmentation (weaponry) · See more »


Hamas (Arabic: حماس Ḥamās, an acronym of حركة المقاومة الاسلامية Ḥarakat al-Muqāwamah al-ʾIslāmiyyah Islamic Resistance Movement) is a Palestinian Sunni-Islamist fundamentalist organization.

New!!: Explosive belt and Hamas · See more »


Hezbollah (pronounced; حزب الله, literally "Party of Allah" or "Party of God")—also transliterated Hizbullah, Hizballah, etc.

New!!: Explosive belt and Hezbollah · See more »

Improvised explosive device

An improvised explosive device (IED) is a bomb constructed and deployed in ways other than in conventional military action.

New!!: Explosive belt and Improvised explosive device · See more »

Infrared detector

An infrared detector is a detector that reacts to infrared (IR) radiation.

New!!: Explosive belt and Infrared detector · See more »

Iraqi insurgency (2003–11)

An insurgency began in Iraq after the 2003 US-led invasion, and lasted throughout the ensuing Iraq War (2003–2011).

New!!: Explosive belt and Iraqi insurgency (2003–11) · See more »

Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine

The Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine (حركة الجهاد الإسلامي في فلسطين, Harakat al-Jihād al-Islāmi fi Filastīn) known in the West as simply Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), is a Palestinian Islamist terrorist organization formed in 1981 whose objective is the destruction of the State of Israel and the establishment of a sovereign, Islamic Palestinian state.

New!!: Explosive belt and Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine · See more »

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), Islamic State (IS) and by its Arabic language acronym Daesh (داعش dāʿish), is a Salafi jihadist terrorist organisation and former unrecognised proto-state that follows a fundamentalist, Salafi/Wahhabi doctrine of Sunni Islam.

New!!: Explosive belt and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant · See more »

Islamic terrorism

Islamic terrorism, Islamist terrorism or radical Islamic terrorism is defined as any terrorist act, set of acts or campaign committed by groups or individuals who profess Islamic or Islamist motivations or goals.

New!!: Explosive belt and Islamic terrorism · See more »

Joby Warrick

Joby Warrick (born August 4, 1960) is an American journalist who has won two Pulitzer Prizes.

New!!: Explosive belt and Joby Warrick · See more »


were manned torpedoes and suicide craft, used by the Imperial Japanese Navy in the final stages of World War II.

New!!: Explosive belt and Kaiten · See more »

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (translit, translit, commonly known as the LTTE or the Tamil Tigers) was a Tamil militant organization that was based in northeastern Sri Lanka.

New!!: Explosive belt and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam · See more »

M18 Claymore mine

The M18A1 Claymore is a directional anti-personnel mine developed for the United States Armed Forces.

New!!: Explosive belt and M18 Claymore mine · See more »

Nail (fastener)

In woodworking and construction, a nail is a pin-shaped object of metal (or wood, called a tree nail or "trunnel") which is used as a fastener, as a peg to hang something, or sometimes as a decoration.

New!!: Explosive belt and Nail (fastener) · See more »

Pipe bomb

A pipe bomb is an improvised explosive device, which uses a tightly sealed section of pipe filled with an explosive material.

New!!: Explosive belt and Pipe bomb · See more »


A screw is a type of fastener, in some ways similar to a bolt (see Differentiation between bolt and screw below), typically made of metal, and characterized by a helical ridge, known as a male thread (external thread).

New!!: Explosive belt and Screw · See more »

Second Sino-Japanese War

The Second Sino-Japanese War was a military conflict fought primarily between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan from July 7, 1937, to September 2, 1945.

New!!: Explosive belt and Second Sino-Japanese War · See more »


Security is freedom from, or resilience against, potential harm (or other unwanted coercive change) from external forces.

New!!: Explosive belt and Security · See more »


A shotgun (also known as a scattergun, or historically as a fowling piece) is a firearm that is usually designed to be fired from the shoulder, which uses the energy of a fixed shell to fire a number of small spherical pellets called shot, or a solid projectile called a slug.

New!!: Explosive belt and Shotgun · See more »

Shrapnel shell

Shrapnel shells were anti-personnel artillery munitions which carried a large number of individual bullets close to the target and then ejected them to allow them to continue along the shell's trajectory and strike the target individually.

New!!: Explosive belt and Shrapnel shell · See more »


Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon and other elements.

New!!: Explosive belt and Steel · See more »

Suicide attack

A suicide attack is any violent attack in which the attacker expects their own death as a direct result of the method used to harm, damage or destroy the target.

New!!: Explosive belt and Suicide attack · See more »

Suicide weapon

A suicide weapon is a weapon or object that is used in a suicide attack, typically based on explosives.

New!!: Explosive belt and Suicide weapon · See more »


The Taliban (طالبان "students"), alternatively spelled Taleban, which refers to itself as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), is a Sunni Islamic fundamentalist political movement in Afghanistan currently waging war (an insurgency, or jihad) within that country.

New!!: Explosive belt and Taliban · See more »


Terrorism is, in the broadest sense, the use of intentionally indiscriminate violence as a means to create terror among masses of people; or fear to achieve a financial, political, religious or ideological aim.

New!!: Explosive belt and Terrorism · See more »


The vest is a garment worn on the upper body and must be close fitting.

New!!: Explosive belt and Vest · See more »

World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

New!!: Explosive belt and World War II · See more »

Redirects here:

Bomb belt, Bombing belt, Explosive belts, Explosive suicide vest, Explosive vest, Explosive vests, Explosives belt, Shaheed belt, Suicide belt, Suicide belts, Suicide jacket, Suicide vest.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Explosive_belt

Hey! We are on Facebook now! »