July 28th, 2011
02:11 PM ET

UPDATE: DOD official: Abdo could have made two bombs

A Department of Defense official tells CNN's Barbara Starr that a search of the hotel room found Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo had enough to make two bombs. The ingredients included gunpowder, shotgun shells, a pressure cooker, 18 pounds of sugar used to enhance the explosion and Christmas lights to be used as a timer. 

At the surplus store Abdo bought a uniform and asked to have Fort Hood patches sewn on.

At the gun store he asked multiple questions about .40 caliber ammunition and how to use smokeless gunpowder, but then proceeded to buy three boxes of 12 gauge ammunition, smokeless gunpowder and a magazine for a “Springfield pistol.”


Filed under: FBI • Homeland Security • Iraq • Military
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  1. David Evans

    Recommended read about modern Western interference in the Middle East:

    A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East

    July 29, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Reply
    • frank

      Sure, because if we DIDN'T interfere with their plans they'd be baking cookies and knitting blankets.

      July 29, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Reply

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