A mix-up with daylight saving time may have caused a car bomb to blow up in the face of a bumbling bomber in Dublin.
The unidentified bomber was seen fleeing from the wreckage of a ruined Volvo SUV on Sunday evening, while “dripping in blood” after the device that was attached to the vehicle went off early.
Clocks in Ireland were turned ahead on Sunday night.
“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 [at 1am] and the timer went off too soon,” the Daily Mirror reported.
Lots of Garda activity still in the area, 2 hours after this car exploded on Long Lane in Dublin. pic.twitter.com/OxSFCbEqus— Alan Bennett (@PoloBoy) March 31, 2014
“We are appealing for anyone who might have picked up a person in the New Street and Clanbrassil Street area shortly after 11pm who was quite obviously suffering to come forward,” said Supt. Dave Taylor of Ireland’s Garda press office.
“It was a very extensive explosion and it was a very frightening experience for the people on Long Lane,” Taylor said. “It is quite obvious that the car was the object of this attack.”
The owner of the car runs a local business and has no criminal convictions.
[The Daily Mirror]