Skip to comments.Pressure Cooker Bombs (From 2006)
Posted on 04/16/2013 9:47:01 AM PDT by mnehring
Ever notice that even terrorist seem get involved with "fads?" It seems that the latest is a new type of improvised explosive device that is all too common in the area of the Indian subcontinent. The pressure cooker bomb is becoming the terrorist's weapon of preference. Here's something from the New Dehli Newspaper, the Hindu:
Terrorists trained in making pressure cooker bombs
NEW DELHI: Terrorists in camps purportedly operating along the Baluchistan border between Pakistan and Afghanistan are being trained in making and exploding pressure cooker bombs, which were used in the Delhi blasts last year and at least in two explosions in Varanasi this past Tuesday.
During interrogation, Mohammad Ibrahim, who was arrested for his involvement in the Special Task Force office blast in Hyderabad in October last, allegedly disclosed that he along with several others from Hyderabad and Ahmedabad had been sent to the Baluchistan border camp via Bangladesh to undergo training in the handling of explosives, arms and ammunition.
The "course" also included the manufacturing of pressure cooker bombs fitted with clock-timer, similar to the one used in the improvised explosive device defused at Godolia in Varanasi on Tuesday.
Typically, these bombs are made by placing TNT or other explosives in a pressure
cooker and attaching a blasting cap at the top of the pressure cooker. The size
of the blast depends on the size of the pressure cooker and the amount of
explosive placed inside. Pressure cooker bombs are made with readily available
materials and can be as simple or as complex as the
builder decides. These types of devices can be initiated using simple electronic components including, but not limited to, digital watches, garage door openers, cell phones or pagers.
As a common cooking utensil, the pressure cooker is often overlooked when
searching vehicles, residences or merchandise crossing the U.S. Borders.
Watching the vids of the blast, I was put strongly in mind of a cylinder of flammable gas being detonated.
I..uh.. saw a film about that once.
Looks just like that. Calibration gas for example.
Yes pressure cookers are used a lot in other countries, just as they used to be much more common here in the US.
As a common cooking utensil, the pressure cooker is often overlooked when searching vehicles, residences or merchandise crossing the U.S. Borders.
Hm, I wonder if, with the regulatimania that grips the FedGov, they’ll ban (or require special licenses) for pressure-cookers... it’d have the benefit of being “for safety” while damaging the industrious citizen w/ a mindset for preparation/saving.
The Maoist in India have a habit of leaving this behind next to the train tracks.
Of note in the US:
Fox News is reporting a pressure cooker may have benn used in the Boston bombing.
I use my pressure cooker to cook red beans very often. Guess they will come for my pressure cooker too. /sarcasm
....from your dead, red stained and sticky hands!......
hee hee hee
I used to use a pressure cooker connected to a vacuum and on a hot plate to ‘pot’ (impregnate) transformers.
I am surprised that the walls of pressure cookers would break open before the lid came came off. It would seem to me to be a basic safety design issue.
It does seem so utterly stupid that the federal government is spending so much time and money on taking our guns, when pots and pans killed people.
Where there is a will to kill people, there is a way.
“I use my pressure cooker to cook red beans very often. Guess they will come for my pressure cooker too”
All I know is that a pressure cooker can turn a chuck roast into an incredible feast.