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Bomber accidentally blows himself up after forgetting about daylight savings time

By Mason White 11:36 AM April 2, 2014
The car on fire 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A man who prepared a time bomb, suffered serious injuries after it exploded an hour early because he forgot about daylight savings time, police in Ireland.

Dublin Police said that they are looking for the bomber after the powerful device blew up in his face.

The injured man fled the scene of the explosion on Sunday night, after the device blew up earlier than planned. Police said that the bomb blew up in the attacker’s face because he forgot to take into account the recent change to daylight savings time.

Neighbors reported hearing a large explosion around 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, near the Meath Hospital. The man was seen staggering from the scene and getting into a taxi at the junction of New Street and Clanbrassil Street.

The bomb was placed inside a Volvo SUV, which was completely destroyed in the blast, while a house next to the vehicle had its doors and windows blown off. The army bomb squad was called to the scene by police.

The car owner has a business in the area and has no criminal record.