A guide instructing in the creation of a ?burning bomb from a battery? was posted to a password protected al-Qaeda affiliated forum yesterday, August 25, 2005. The author introduces the explosive by noting its advantage in not containing ?dangerous substances,? and provides a list of readily available items for the bomb?s manufacture, and a descriptive process for its composition.
Following the guide, some members questioned the extent of the explosive?s power, advocating ingredients for a more potent bomb in lieu of that provided by the author. In addition, another member corrects a flaw in the author?s procedure, noting that he listed the wrong element within the battery.
A full translation of the guide and message postings are provided to our Intel Service members.