Definition of parcel bomb in English:

parcel bomb


  • An explosive device hidden in a package and sent with the intention of causing death or injury to the recipient.

    • ‘See six magpies and win the national lottery, see seven and your hands are blown off by a parcel bomb.’
    • ‘Myanmar embassies in Japan and Singapore received suspicious letters in the past week that turned out to be parcel bombs, a Defense Ministry official said Thursday.’
    • ‘A parcel bomb blamed on the Basque separatist group ETA injured a journalist yesterday, two days after elections in Spain's Basque Country dealt a setback to ETA's political allies.’
    • ‘An anti-EU anarchist group from Italy is believed to be behind the parcel bomb which blew up at the Radcliffe headquarters of MEP Gary Titley.’
    • ‘In Humberside a woman was injured when a device was sent to an estate and land agent in Patrington, and police also said a young girl was injured by a parcel bomb in Cheshire last week.’
    • ‘Eight parcel bombs were yesterday targeted at Pakistani security authorities here, of which three exploded injuring nine people, police said.’
    • ‘Mr Heseltine is running late, she says, looking around for somewhere to put me, as if I am a parcel bomb.’
    • ‘On November 4, the police officer investigating the case was seriously injured when he received a parcel bomb concealed in a box of sweets that blew up when he opened it.’
    • ‘The letters were sent with parcel bombs to the Italian offices of Spanish airline Iberia.’
    • ‘His body was found in a hotel toilet in the city of Kaduna with the remains of a parcel bomb after an explosion that no one heard.’
    • ‘She leaves for Lesotho where she becomes a victim of a parcel bomb.’
    • ‘While some local sources have claimed that the woman was a suicide bomber, others have suggested that the minibus may have been destroyed by a parcel bomb placed under a female passenger's seat.’


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