BOSTON MARATHON BOMBS WERE PRESSURE COOKERS FILLED WITH BALL BEARINGS – FBI Forensics experts now have the unenviable task of sifting through the debris in minute details in order to discover the truth behind the Boston Marathon bombing.
Today it has been discovered that the devices were pressure cooker IEDs that were packed with ball bearings, metal shards and nails in order to inflict maximum damage and casualties.
Of the two bombs that went off three people were killed, including Richard Martin, at just 8 years of age.
While investigators do not know who was behind the terror attack it is known that this type of device is widely used in terrorist attacks in Afghanistan, India, Nepal and Pakistan. Neither Homeland Security nor the FBI has been given any indication who is behind the attack and no terrorist group, as yet, has claimed responsibility.
“This is very easy since there are numerous such targets such as crowded sports arenas, annual social events, large international exhibitions… etc.” Musab al-Suri, Inspire Jihad Magazine
Last year an Al Qaeda magazine listed U.S sporting events as high priority targets which indicates that Islamic Fundamentalists could be behind this atrocity.
The bomb is a particularly crude and cruel device and is intended to inflict maximum damage. Doctors last night described the carnage as many victims suffered up to 40 shrapnel wounds each with 10 victims requiring amputations.
A second victim has now been identified as Krystle Campbell, 29, from Arlington, Massachusetts, who was initially mistaken for someone else. The third victim has yet to be identified and forensic experts and doctors are working furiously to determine the person’s identity.
From initial reports coming out from the Federal Authorities they have said that the devices where placed inside a backpack and made to look like someone’s property. They have also found pieces of circuit board that indicates that the devices were set on a timer.
In 2010 similar devices were found in Times Square. The bomber, Faisal Shahzad, was later caught and admitted that he had bomb-making training in an Islamic faction training camp in Pakistan.
Yesterday we broke the news that Martin Richard, a little lad of just 8 years of age, was one of the victims. His life was snatched from his as he waited with his mother and sister for their father to cross the winning line.
Further reports today reveal that his mother has just undergone brain surgery and is fighting for her life. Meanwhile Richard’s sister, of just 12 years of age, has lost one of her legs. Richards’s older brother managed to escape injury.
Neighbours of the Martin family watched in horror as the father, Bill Richard returned home in the small hours still wearing hospital scrubs and looking completely empty. This morning Bill Richard gave a brief statement to the press…
“My dear son Martin has died from injuries sustained in the attack on Boston. My wife and daughter are both recovering from serious injuries. ‘We thank our family and friends, those we know and those we have never met, for their thoughts and prayers. I ask that you continue to pray for my family as we remember Martin. We also ask for your patience and for privacy as we work to simultaneously grieve and recover. Thank you.” Bill Richard
President Obama has vowed to leave no stone unturned in order to find out who was responsible for this heinous and barbaric act and to bring them to justice.