Ruppersberger: Boston bombs detonated with ‘remote control for toy cars’

by 1389 on April 25, 2013

in 1389 (blog admin), al-Qaeda, Chechen jihad, Massachusetts

No, they weren’t triggered by an “Obamaphone.”

The Hill has the story:

The two bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, which killed three and wounded dozens, were set off by a remote control device, Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) told reporters on Wednesday.

“It was a remote control for toy cars,” said Ruppersberger, the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, after lawmakers were briefed by investigators.

He said the two suspects, brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev learned how to construct the bombs from an al Qaeda magazine.

“Brother number two has said they got the information on how to build the bomb from Inspire magazine,” said Ruppersberger, from an article titled “How to build a bomb in your mom’s kitchen.”

The Tsarnaev brothers are accused of packing two pressure cookers full of shrapnel and detonating them last week during the marathon. Tamerlan Tsarnaev died after a shootout with police, but the younger brother is in police custody, hospitalized as he recovers from gunshot wounds.

Ruppersberger also said that the brothers had used explosives they purchased at a fireworks shop in New Hampshire.

“One of the brothers, the oldest brother, went to a shop in New Hampshire … and asked for the most volatile explosives, so that you’d ‘get the best bang,’” he said.
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