The explosives that detonated during the Boston Marathon were made out of metal pressure cookers.
New reports reveal that “pressure cookers bombs” were used during the Boston Marathon on April 15, which killed three people, including an 8-year-old boy, and injured 176 more. The explosives were inside two “six-liter pressure cookers and hidden in black duffel bags on the ground,” according to the Associated Press.
“One of the explosives contained shards of metal and ball bearings, and another contained nails,” explains an expert who wished to remain anonymous due to the ongoing investigation.
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These explosives are similar to the ones outlined in an article titled “Make a bomb in the kitchen of your Mom,” which was featured in al-Qaeda magazine.
According to an FBI and Homeland Security Intelligence report in 2010, pressure cooker explosives have been used in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India.
President Obama Calls Boston Bombing An ‘Act Of Terrorism’
President Obama spoke at a press conference from the White House, referring to the Boston Marathon bombings as acts of “terrorism.”
The Taliban, which has threatened the U.S in the past, has denied having any involvement to the bombings.
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