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WATCH IT: Experts replicate bombs used in Boston attacks

Posted at 10:39 AM, Apr 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-23 10:39:32-04

NEW MEXICO (PIX11) — The pressure cooker bombs used in last week’s Boston Marathon attack are underscoring the danger of improvised explosive devices, as it was recently discovered during a controlled test.

Officials say, they’re cheap, easy to transport and tough for police to find.

Experts at a remote testing ground in New Mexico recently tried to replicate the bombs used in Boston.

It turns out one bomb turns into thousands of weapons.

Instead of nails, this one was filled nuts from a hardware store, which shot out like bullets.