homemade pressure cooker bombs http://wamc.org en Lawmaker Believes Boston Suspects Were Trained http://wamc.org/post/lawmaker-believes-boston-suspects-were-trained <p>The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee says he believes the Boston Marathon bombing suspects had some training in carrying out their attack.</p><p>Michael McCaul is citing the type of device used in the attack — shrapnel-packed pressure-cooker bombs — and the weapons' sophistication as signs of training.</p><p>Homemade bombs built from pressure cookers have been a frequent weapon of militants in Afghanistan, India and Pakistan. Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen once published an online manual on how to make one.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 11:13:17 +0000 Jaired Crofut 63373 at http://wamc.org Lawmaker Believes Boston Suspects Were Trained