New York bombs “were both shrapnel pressure cooker devices”

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The bomb detonated on Saturday in New York, and another device found nearby, were both shrapnel-filled pressure cookers – similar to the bombs used at the 2013 Boston marathon, reports say.

Citing top law enforcement officials, the New York Times said the two devices used flip phones and Christmas lights to detonate the explosive inside.

The blast, in the Chelsea area of Manhattan, injured 29 people.

Officials say it was a terrorist act, but no motive or suspect has been found

The second device was found four blocks from the site of the explosion and was removed safely. Police said it was destroyed in a controlled explosion late on Sunday.

The two devices were said to be different in design from the pipe bomb that detonated earlier on Saturday on the route of a charity race in New Jersey. That explosion caused no injuries.

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