One of the bombs used in Monday’s terrorist attack on Boston was reportedly stuffed into a pressure cooker. Here’s how one war correspondent describes “pressure-cooker bombs,” which are commonly used in Afghanistan:
Havin dealt with these IEDs myself, can say pressure cookers are the most easy-to-make improvised bombs, possible to make with minimum tools
— LT Mustafa Kazemi (@combatjourno) April 16, 2013
Here’s a more detailed explanation of a pressure-cooker bomb from the Department of Homeland Security: (h/t Kalashnikitty)
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