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a source of danger or difficulty not easily foreseen and avoided

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an explosive mine hidden underground

an unforeseen or unexpected or surprising difficulty

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Last December, a PSNI officer found a booby-trap bomb underneath his car on the Upper Newtownards Road as he was about to take his wife and two children out to Sunday lunch.
Police said the rebels exploded the electrically activated booby-trap as a military bus carrying more than two dozen soldiers drove along a highway in Gaighat of Chitwan district, 100 kilometers south of Kathmandu.
Summary: A young police officer has been killed by a booby-trap car bomb in Northern Ireland.
Young was taken to the Lancaster sheriff's station jail, where he was being held on suspicion of marijuana cultivation and possession of a booby-trap device.
They can booby-trap anything - doors, windows and even items left on the floor, which the curious are likely to pick up.
Furthermore, a series of booby-trap explosives went-off on Sunday in the area of Al-Madaen situated 30 Km South-East of Baghdad.
A young man's hand was almost blown off by a booby-trap in a farm building, a court heard yesterday.