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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.
Communist rebels in Nepal set off a powerful booby-trap on Sunday, killing at least two soldiers and wounding another nine, including three civilians, police said.
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.
Last night, investigators were trying to discover whether they were killed by a Serb booby-trap or by a Nato cluster bomb which had lain unexploded in the building.
BAGHDAD, Oct 1 (KUNA) -- Up to six Iraqi policemen died and one officer survived death in a booby-trap car explosion in western Iraq on Monday, a police source said.