It seems there may be a connection to a bombmaking recipe from an Al Qaeda-linked online magazine Called “Make a bomb in the kitchen of your Mom.”. As we learn more about this crude and brutal IED that was used in Boston we have not learned some of the primary components which match the components purchased by Army Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo as metiontoned in a article from July 29th 2011 which cited. The following list of bomb making materials which were in possession of Abdo who was carrying a backpack. In addition to the bombmaking article, it contained two clocks, two spools of wire, Winchester .40 caliber ammunition, and a Springfield .40 caliber handgun. He was also carrying a composition notebook with a list that included:
“red black green wire; 9v bat, Christmas lights; pressure cooker; power drill; 160 gunpowder; gorilla tape; motal epoxy, glue; 1 small box of shotgun shells; cardboard box; gloves.”
Police and federal agents later searched his (Abdo’s) hotel room – No. 230 at America’s Best Value Inn and Suites in Killeen. Among items seized: “electric drill; two clocks; six bottles of smokeless gunpowder; five cut shotgun shells; three Springfield ammunition magazines; four razor blades; shotgun pellets; and two pressure cookers.”
At this time we have learned this much about the IED used in Boston.
“The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation was still going on, tells USA TODAY that the explosives were put in 6-liter pressure cookers, placed in black duffel bags and left on the ground. They were packed with shrapnel, the person said.” “A law enforcement official said earlier that the devices were believed to be assembled with gunpowder and ball-bearing-type material to serve as shrapnel. The official, who has been briefed on the matter but is not authorized to comment publicly, described the devices as “rudimentary” but powerful.” – Link
We at this time DO NOT know who the bomber is, but with this possible tie in to Al Qaeda it is conceivable that it was a foreign attack, on the other hand, it is also possible that it was a domestic attack from a lone wolf. We just do not know.
Our Prayers are with the families.