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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Boston Marathon Bombings

America has been hit once again. Two bombs went of a few hours after the winners of the Boston Marathon had crossed the line. 3 people confirmed dead. One an 8 year old who was watching his father in the race. No terrorist organization has claimed responsibility of these actions as of yet. Two more bombs were found and detonated by the authorities. 

US President Barack Obama says he is "supremely confident that Bostonians will pull together, take care of each other and move forward as one proud city."
"We will find out who did this and we will hold them accountable. Any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice."

"We still do not know who did this and why. And people should not jump to conclusions. But make no mistake. We will found out who did this and why they did this."

A large number of people reported to be in critical condition, children included, other victims have had to face the misfortune of being amputated.

Roupen Bastajian, a state trooper from Smithfield, Rhode Island who had just finished the race said. "I started running toward the blast. And there were people all over the floor," he said. "We started grabbing tourniquets and started tying legs. A lot of people amputated. ... At least 25 to 30 people have at least one leg missing, or an ankle missing, or two legs missing."

The Pakistani Taliban, which claimed the 2010 Times Square bomb plot, has denied anything to do with explosions that killed three people and wounded more than 100 in Boston. "We believe in attacking US and its allies but we are not involved in this attack," Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan told AFP. "We have no connection to this bombing but we will continue to target them wherever possible," Ehsan added.

Police and federal agents appealed to the public Tuesday for amateur video and photos that might yield clues to the Boston Marathon bombing as the chief FBI agent in Boston vowed "we will go to the ends of the Earth" to find whoever carried out the deadly attack. 
CBS News senior correspondent John Miller reports the man being questioned is a Saudi national currently under guard at an area hospital. He was seen running from the explosion, and a civilian chased him down and tackled him. He was turned over to Boston police and was being interviewed by the FBI. He was being cooperative and denying any involvement and it was too soon to call him a suspect. 

8 year old Martin Richard who died in the bombings.

Read More... news.com 

                       telegraph UK