The devastatingly simple mechanics of the #Boston marathon bomb – an annotated graphic

Using nothing more than a standard pressure cooker as an improvised explosive device (IED), it is possible for terrorists to inflict significant damage on people, vehicles and buildings.  The weapon has been touted by al-Qaeda as a simple means by which its extremist followers can commit acts of violence. The recent attack on runners and supporters at the Boston marathon is believed to be the latest grotesque public demonstration of the impact such a pressure cooker bomb device can have.

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Pressure cooker bomb
Pressure cooker bomb
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One thought on “The devastatingly simple mechanics of the #Boston marathon bomb – an annotated graphic

  1. Knowing a bit about electricty, it seems that bombers have the problem of detonation as soon as they connect their timer.

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