a bomb placed in a vehicle and wired to explode when the ignition is started, by remote control, or by a timing device.
a vehicle containing explosives detonated by remote control or a timing device.
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How to use car bomb in a sentence
He thought the noise he had heard a few minutes earlier was a car bomb.Sept. 11, 2001: An ordinary work day, then surreal scenes of dread and death | David Maraniss | September 10, 2021 | Washington Post
Idris Nassan, a Kurdish official in Kobani, said the first car bomb killed two people.
Furthermore, by removing them from their post, you create an opportunity for insurgent black magic to materialize a car bomb.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq | Nathan Bradley Bethea | August 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This was on July 16, after a car bomb exploded in Sadr City killing at least nine people and wounding dozens.
In February, five refugees were killed when a car bomb went off near the camp.Millions of Refugees from Syria’s War Are Clinging to Life In Toxic Conditions | Christopher Looney | April 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the summer, two car bomb attacks on a Hezbollah suburb of Beirut that left dozens dead frayed nerves.Hezbollah Prepares for Syria Showdown in al-Qalamoun | Jamie Dettmer | October 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST