harassing fire

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fire designed to disturb the rest of enemy troops and to curtail movement and to lower enemy morale

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However, before starting to travel with 13-vehicle convoy on the day of the accident, he told every one in his team, "those who do not have any interests in our mission of ensuring security in elections, may open harassing fire on us.
They tried for days and eventually our mortars were called in for harassing fire.
They were also used at frequent intervals during periods of darkness and bad weather as harassing fires to prevent enemy movements.