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Monday, January 06, 2014

Hmmm... Bat Yam bus bomb just like Boston Marathon bomb

The bomb that was used to blow up a Dan bus in Bat Yam last month was remarkably similar to the bomb that was used in the Boston Marathon terror attack in April of last year.
The bomb that exploded last month on an evacuated public bus in central Israel closely resembled the type used in the Boston Marathon attack.
The explosive in Bat Yam was enclosed in a pressure cooker and was activated by a cell phone, according to the Shin Bet security service. 
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The bomb, which was placed in a black backpack with wires sticking out, detonated on December 22. The passengers were evacuated from the bus before the bomb was detonated after alerting the driver to a suspicious package left on the vehicle, which was traveling from Bnei Brak to Bat Yam.
The pressure-cooker bomb included more than four pounds of explosives and was surrounded by bails and screws.
At the Boston Marathon in April, three people were killed and more than 250 were injured by a bomb allegedly made by brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, possibly using an Al-Qaida manual online.
I saw online a while ago that the bomb was a pressure cooker and that it was activated by a cell phone. But until now, I thought that the only connection between the two bombings might have been the use of the al-Qaeda manual if that.

The fact that the Shin Bet has chosen to highlight the connection makes me think that there's more to it than the manual. Hmmm.

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