Guerrilla warfare during the Peninsular War, by Roque Gameiro, depicting a Portuguese guerrilla ambush against French forces. The term "guerrilla" was coined during this conflict, which occurred in the early 19th century.
Ammunition rigged for an IED discovered by Iraqi police in Baghdad in November 2005
Spanish guerrilla resistance to the Napoleonic French invasion of Spain at the Battle of Valdepeñas
This Cougar in Al Anbar, Iraq, was hit by a directed charge IED, approximately 90 –.
Lakhdari, Drif, Bouhired and Bouali. Algerian women guerrillas of the War of Independence c. 1956
X-ray of a suitcase showing a pipe bomb and a laptop.
Boer guerrillas during the Second Boer War in South Africa
Improvised explosive device in Iraq. The concave copper shape on top defines an explosively formed penetrator/projectile
The Estonian Forest Brothers relaxing and cleaning their guns after a shooting exercise in Veskiaru, Järva County, Estonia, in 1953
Artillery shells and gasoline cans discovered in the back of a pick-up truck in Iraq
A Tuareg rebel fighter with a DShK on a technical in northern Niger, 2008
A U.S. Marine in Iraq shown with a robot used for disposal of buried devices
Israeli IDF Caterpillar D9 armored bulldozer, which is used by the IDF Combat Engineering Corps for clearing heavy belly charges and booby-trapped buildings.
U.S. Marines with Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) destroy an improvised explosive device cache in southern Afghanistan in June 2010.
A Stryker lies on its side following a buried IED blast in Iraq. (2007)
Oil-drum roadside IED removed from culvert in 1984
Wheelbarrow counter-IED robot on streets of Northern Ireland in 1978
Captured IEDs from a cache left behind by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Syria, 26 January 2019

IEDs are generally seen in terrorist actions or in asymmetric unconventional warfare by insurgent guerrillas or commando forces in a theatre of operations.

- Improvised explosive device

In addition to traditional military methods, guerrilla groups may rely also on destroying infrastructure, using improvised explosive devices, for example.

- Guerrilla warfare
Guerrilla warfare during the Peninsular War, by Roque Gameiro, depicting a Portuguese guerrilla ambush against French forces. The term "guerrilla" was coined during this conflict, which occurred in the early 19th century.

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