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IED Attack: Supporting Table

Table 1. Examples of Explosives

 Common UsesCommon FormKnown IED Uses

High Explosives

Ammonium nitrate and fuel oil (ANFO)Mining and blasting1SolidOklahoma City bombing
Triacetone Triperoxide (TATP)No common uses; mixed from other materialsCrystalline solid2005 bombings in London
Semtex, C-4Primarily militaryPlastic solidIrish Republican Army bombings
Ethylene glycol dinitrate (EGDN)Component of low-freezing dynamiteLiquidMillennium Bomber, intended for Los Angeles Airport, 1999
Urea nitrateFertilizerCrystalline solidWorld Trade Center 1993

Low Explosives

Smokeless powderAmmunitionSolidOlympic Park bombings
1Amonium nitrate (without fuel oil) is used as fertilizer.
Last Published Date: August 9, 2012
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