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A CAN IED (Calcium Ammonium Nitrate Improvised Explosive Device) is a fertilizer-based homemade explosive responsible for more than 70% of roadside bombs used against the military of the United States and its allies in Afghanistan.[1][2]


  1. ^ "US presses Pakistan on bomb fertiliser". Dawn.Com. AFP. 2012-12-14. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  2. ^ "US presses Pakistan on bomb fertilizer". Retrieved 2012-12-30.