It’s being released now that the explosives that were used in the deadly bombing yesterday at the Boston Marathon were contained in 6-liter pressure cookers which were then hidden in black duffel bags. This comes from a source close to the investigation who shared this information with the Associated Press.
According to the report,
A person briefed on the attack, which left the streets splattered with blood and glass, said the explosives were in 6-liter pressure cookers and placed in black duffel bags that were placed on the ground. The person said the duffel bags contained shards of metal, nails and ball bearings. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing.
These types of pressure cooker explosives have been used in Afghanistan, India, Nepal and Pakistan, according to a July 2010 joint FBI and Homeland Security intelligence report. One of the three devices used in the May 2010 Times Square attempted bombing was a pressure cooker, the intelligence report said.
“Placed carefully, such devices provide little or no indication of an impending attack,” the report said.
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