Pipe bomb

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A pipe bomb is a simple type of improvised explosive device favored by criminals, a piece of pipe filled with an explosive material. The pressure of the burning explosive material ruptures the pipe resulting in a sudden, explosive release. The rupturing pipe creates fragmentation, which can lead to injury.

Premature detonation is a hazard of attempting to construct homemade bombs. Instances of such unintentional detonation are common, and usuall result in serious injury or death to the assembler.

In many countries the manufacture of a pipe bomb is a serious crime, even if experimentation is the only intent.

There are at least two types of pipe bombs, those made with gunpowder and those using a reaction between chemicals/gases.

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