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(NECN) - As we learn more about the devices used in the Boston bombings two weeks ago, a local bomb expert says we could be years away from preventing similar attacks.
According to officials, the two bombing suspects still had five pipe bombs and a pressure-cooker explosive in their stolen SUV before the shootout with police in Watertown.
Jimmie Oxley of the University of Rhode Island showed NECN just how easy it is to make improvised bombs, ones that are difficult to detect.
She also talks about some of the technology that can be used to detect explosives, but she says it will still be some time before we can better detect bombs.
Watch the attached video for more.