US bombings 'could be trial for bigger attack'
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Bomb expert says US attacks could be a trial run

The bomb attacks in New York and New Jersey could be a trial for a bigger terror event, according to a former US government defence adviser.

Michael Barbero, former head of the Pentagon's unit on IEDs (improvised explosive device) attacks, told BBC Radio 4's The World at One that these attempts felt like an experiment rather than a fully fledged assault.

  • 19 Sep 2016