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Boston Marathon Explosions

Pressure Cooker Bomb near Boston Marathon Finishing Line---I am Confused


Paper No. 5463                                     Dated 17-Apr-2013

By B. Raman

I am confused by reports of the perpetrator or perpetrators of the Boston blasts on April 15, 2013, having used a pressure cooker bomb.

2. A pressure cooker bomb is a conventional type of improvised explosive device (IED) of the 1990s vintage. It can be used to cause high casualties through low intensity explosives by packing it with shrapnel. The exploding part of the cooker will add to the shrapnel effect.

Boston Marathon Explosions

Paper No.5462                                      Dated 16-April-2013

By B.Raman

THE FACTS: As reported by the BBC and the CNN:

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