How Not to Plant a Roadside Bomb
Rule #2: Do not forget Rule #1.
The attached video of thermal footage was recorded from an AC-130 gunship from a mile or more away.
No rounds were fired by the aircraft. The problem solved itself with no American intervention. Some Islamic jihadists were trying to bury a roadside bomb made from a 155 mm artillery round. Evidently, they lost the instruction manual, or did not know how to read it.
The result could not have happened to a more deserving group of people!
Rule #1: After putting the bomb in a hole, do not, repeat, do not tamp the ground too much.