Bomb guides on dark web

Irish Sunday Mirror - - NEWS - BY COURT­NEY GREATREX AND SCOTT HESKETH

DE­TAILED in­struc­tions on how to make the bomb used in the Lon­don tube at­tack can be found on the dark web.

Chill­ing fo­rums fea­ture step-bystep guides for the de­vice, de­scribed as an ex­plo­sive “for begin­ners”.

The sub­stance used to cre­ate the bomb, called TATP, has been dubbed “Mother of Satan” and was used in the 7/7, Manchester Arena and Brussels bomb­ings. It can be made with house­hold items like nail pol­ish re­mover and hair dye.

The recipe boasts in­gre­di­ents are “not hard to find” and sug­gests buy­ing some from hard­ware stores.

One recipe billed as a “be­gin­ner’s man­ual” has an in­tro­duc­tion and out­line of ma­te­ri­als, plus in­struc­tions on how to mix them.

It de­scribes leav­ing items to rest in the fridge and us­ing a T-shirt to fil­ter the recipe, adding: “It’s a

pa­trick.hill@trin­i­tymir­ror.com com­mon, sen­si­tive ex­plo­sive for begin­ners, as it’s easy to make, does not re­quire any chem­istry skills, nor hard to find chem­i­cals.

“It has some ob­vi­ous ad­van­tages, some ob­vi­ous prob­lems, but as it’s of­ten made by begin­ners, it may be use­ful to com­pile most com­mon in­for­ma­tion and re­search about it, made by mem­bers of the fo­rum.”

The Sun­day Mir­ror will not dis­close the re­main­ing in­gre­di­ents, to pre­vent copy­cats.

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