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Boston Marathon Tragedy: Bombs May Have Been Pressure Cookers Hidden In Backpacks

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The Boston Marathon tragedy has left many in distress, 176 wounded and 3 dead, and with more details beginning to unravel, investigators now think that the bombs were 6-liter pressure cookers hidden in backpacks.

According to reports, one of the bombs contained metal and ball bearings, while another was jam packed with nails.

Law enforcement officials are saying that the explosives were dubbed as low, which means they traveled under 3,300 feet per second and were not strong enough to create a blast wave, but were strong enough to blast the ammo from long distance.

President Barack Obama is calling this tragedy a terrorist attack, and keeping in mind that the FBI and Homeland Security intelligence noted that these types of pressure cookers have been used in Pakistan, Nepal, Afghanistan and India, we're not surprised that they were used at the marathon if this was indeed a terrorist attack.

Authorities have not figured out who set off the bombs, but FBI agent Richard DesLauriers is saying that there is no way in heck our nation is gonna let anyone get away with this.

DesLauriers said:

"We will go to the ends of the Earth to identify the subject or subjects who are responsible for this despicable crime, and we will do everything we can to bring them to justice."

Investigators in Boston are currently searching 12 blocks around where the explosives went off and are also looking at surveillance cameras for more clues.

Check out the video (above) for more details.

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  1. 1

    that's sick.