The IRA is using a form of explosive called a shaped charge, a specialty of the Irish navy.

Below is actual footage of the device being tested. I remember seeing a video about Irish frogmen using these mines but it is deleted now or I can’t find it. It might be the longer version of this video below.

To be able to construct these effectively you have to have:

Plastic explosives  ✓ (not handed in by the old IRA)

The will  ✓

The know how  ✓

below an IRA recoilless shoulder fired rifle. Using the same technology the Irish Navy use for their mines. Collusion?

charge

Source:

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2014/10/13/iras-recoilless-improvised-grenade-launcher/

This is what the Police are referring to when they mean ‘specific shape’ is that the ‘New’ IRA are turning these old recoilless rifles into stationary Land rover busters.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-39690871

Something will need to be done about removing these plastic explosives before someone is killed.

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