Bomber Learns Hard Way to Turn Clock Forward

Police say Irish bomber got his timing wrong, blew himself up
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 3, 2014 8:40 AM CDT

(Newser) – Police in Ireland are hunting for a man they believe was injured when his own car bomb blew up in his face. A bomb attached to a businessman's SUV exploded earlier this week in Dublin, destroying the car and blowing the doors off a nearby home. The only person injured, however, was the alleged bomber, who fled the scene bleeding in a taxi, police tell the Daily Mirror.

"It would appear that the bomber got his timings wrong. It could be a case where he didn’t put his watch forward on Sunday and the timer went off too soon," one source said. The UK switched to daylight saving time on Sunday. "However, it is more likely he didn't realize just how powerful the explosives would be."

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