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The Damage A Nail Bomb Can Do

The X-ray is from a blog run by a doctor in Belarus. It shows the aftermath of the homemade bomb, packed with nuts and bolts and metal shrapnel, that exploded at an outdoor concert to mark Belarus's Independence Day. Fifty people were injured.

-- Luke Allnutt

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