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Bangladesh: “Soft” Bombs

black and gray on the “soft” bombs in Bangladesh. “The nature of bombs that simultaneously went off yesterday morning in three major rail stations in Bangladesh is a curious one. The bombers used thick layers of paper and leather to make the bombs harmless; not only that, no traces of splinters have been found, which shows that the intention was to create “shock and awe”, rather than causing injury. According to a reporter, the bombs were harmless: “It would not have harmed him or her if he or she had sat on the bombs.””

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