£100 bill for deadly mix

Daily Mirror - - NEWS - BY TOM PETTIFOR

THE bucket bomb was prob­a­bly put to­gether for less than £100 us­ing items from high street shops, an ex­pert has said.

Andy Op­pen­heimer be­lieves the de­vice was likely to have been made of the ex­plo­sive TATP which has been favoured by ji­hadis for more than a decade.

It is of­ten cho­sen as the ma­te­ri­als are easy to ac­quire. TAPT was used by Manch­ester Arena sui­cide bomber Sal­man Abedi who killed 22 vic­tims.

It was also em­ployed in Novem­ber 2015 in Paris and the Brus­sels at­tack in March 2016.

Mr Op­pen­heimer said: “It looks like this could have been a par­tial det­o­na­tion.

“This may have burst into flames rather than ex­plod­ing which would have prob­a­bly been cat­a­strophic.

“A sim­i­lar botched at­tack was launched at Brus­sels sta­tion in June where TATP was in the de­vice but set on fire rather than det­o­nat­ing with the full ex­plo­sive power.”

BOMBER Sal­man Abedi

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