Source: Bombs were made with Pressure Cookers in Duffle bags

Source: Bombs were made with Pressure Cookers in Duffle bags

The deadly bombs that turned the Boston Marathon into gruesome devastation were apparently placed inside pressure cookers hidden in backpacks, a federal law enforcement source told CNN.

This pressure cooker bomb was discovered at a Taliban bomb factory in 2010. (Media Credit: Gateway Pundit)

This pressure cooker bomb was discovered at a Taliban bomb factory in 2010. (Media Credit: Gateway Pundit)

The blasts were likely detonated by timers — not by cell phones, a law enforcement official said.

The U.S. government has warned federal agencies in the past that pressure cookers — air-tight pots used to quickly cook or preserve foods – have been turned into bombs in parts of the world. A Department of Homeland Security memo called it “a technique commonly taught in Afghan terrorist training camps.”

“Typically, these bombs are made by placing TNT or other explosives in a pressure cooker and attaching a blasting cap at the top of the pressure cooker,” the memo said.

Such bombs are “very effective,” terrorism expert Jeffrey Beatty told CNN. Taliban and al Qaeda militants “use them to make their IED’s,” he said.

Source: Bombs were likely in pressure cookers in backpacks – CNN.com.

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