Comment: Credibility

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I was #13 up-vote.
If 'another' bomb attack was used, it would have jeopardized credibility. And, credibility was needed to convince the population that this was a real attack, and that the attack couldn't be avoided.

If the bomb only approach was used, people would question, that nothing was learned from the previous 'first' bomb attack, reducing credibility.

The illusion was needed that it wasn't done, 'the same way', that they have learned, in people's eyes, counter measurements to avoid, 'another' such attack, 'credibility'.

So, another route was planned-out to out-flank doubters, a person might say. Increasing, at least the illusion of "credibility".