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  •  Bomb with nails and metal pieces. (3+ / 0-)
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    Gooserock, mightymouse, TomFromNJ

    A doctor at Mass General is describing the shrapnel, etc. that injured people in the Boston Marathon bombing.

    Sounds sorta kinda like the bomb that Eric Rudolph used to blow up the Birmingham abortion clinic and kill an off duty policeman and maim a nurse in 1998.

    Just saying.

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    by annrose on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 07:35:58 AM PDT

    •  I saw personally the aftermath... (2+ / 0-)
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      of the bombing in Birmingham. The bomb was placed in a planter beside the front door. Eric Rudolph was up on a hill overlooking the area with a detonator to set it off. He was probably waiting until the front waiting room was full of people, but the alert policeman saw the suspicious package in the planter and Rudolph detonated the bomb at this point. Emily Lyons, a nurse in the clinic, was right behind him. They were the only 2 injured, but nails from the bomb were found throughout the clinic.

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      by annrose on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 07:45:08 AM PDT

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    •  Shrapnel at Centennial Park (0+ / 0-)

      Only 1 person was actually killed by the bomb itself, which says a lot about how difficult it is to actually kill people with these homemade pipe bombs. 111 people were wounded by shrapnel and the blast though. Given, at the time the bomb went off the area near it was being evacuated, but it was still an extremely crowded area

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