Liverpool womens hospital car bomb?

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Apparently the main bomb failed to detonate, if it had there would have been a different situation at the hospital.

This was one of the early guesses as what might have happened... but I've just done some searching, and I've seen no evidence, nor any new suggestions that that is the case. Have you seen something?
 

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This was one of the early guesses as what might have happened... but I've just done some searching, and I've seen no evidence, nor any new suggestions that that is the case. Have you seen something?
I have seen a few reports that state that the main bomb never detonated, and one where the main bomb was packed with ball-bearings. I will have a search for other info...maybe it it was early press bullshit?

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A car explosion outside the Liverpool Women’s Hospital shows all the signs of a “sophisticated” terrorist attack but the explosive device only partially detonated, bomb experts have told i.
A taxi exploded and was engulfed in flames just before 11am on Remembrance Sunday, killing the passenger and injuring the vehicle’s driver. Police declared the blast a terrorist attack this morning
Major Chris Hunter, a counter terrorist bomb disposal operator based in Iraq, told i that he believed the explosion was intended to be a highly lethal terror attack.

Jacqueline Akhavan, Professor of Explosive Chemistry and Director of Education for Cranfield Defence and Security, said: “I could not see a blast wave, therefore this was not a detonation. This was probably due to a malfunction of the device. This is why the driver survived. The white cloud is most likely due to unexploded ammonium nitrate. The only fragmentation I could see was parts of the car, so I am assuming that it was not a pipe bomb.”

Trevor Lawrence, Director and Senior Lecturer in explosives and munitions at Cranfield Ordnance Test and Evaluation Centre (COTEC), said: “There is no obvious blast wave and very little damage to the body of the car, indicating that there was no detonation. The windows were blown out and a large cloud of white smoke was seen. This could mean that either the device contained a low explosive or did not detonate as designed, which is common in home-made explosives.

“The fact that the driver survived and the passenger was killed makes it likely that the passenger was in close contact with the device, either in the form of a rucksack or suicide belt. The source of the explosion appears a relatively small charge positioned on or near the rear seat.
“The large cloud of white smoke, subsequent fire and lack of structural damage strongly indicates a low explosive charge, possibly gunpowder and most likely extracted from fireworks. There remains the possibility that a larger high explosive charge failed to function correctly.”
 
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