Boston bombs were similar to IED’s used by jihadis in Afghanistan and Iraq
And they’re like the ones that Times Square jihad bomber Faisal Shahzad was trying to detonate. “Bomb Details Emerge in Boston Inquiry,” by Katharine Q. Seelye for the New York Times, April 16 (thanks to George):
BOSTON — The deadly bomb blasts that killed three people and injured 176 at the Boston Marathon are being investigated as “an act of terrorism,” President Obama said Tuesday, as other officials said that the explosives used in Monday’s lethal attack were probably some kind of “pressure-cooker” devices that can send sharp bits of shrapnel flying into victims in the vicinity….
Surgeons at Boston hospitals told televised news conferences on Tuesday that the devices were packed with small pellets and sharp “nail-like” objects that were designed to maim their victims.