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.
Representative Michael McCaul, a Texas Republican who heads the House Homeland Security Committee, said authorities believe the explosive may have been a “pressure-cooker device,” similar to improvised explosive weapons that have been used against American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. McCaul, a former federal prosecutor who received briefings Tuesday morning from the F.B.I. and Homeland Security officials, also said that authorities still did not know whether the attack was a foreign or domestic plot.
An explosive device fashioned from a pressure cooker was also used in the attempted bombing of Times Square in New York in 2010….
That one was a jihad.