Explosions rock Boston Marathon: 3 killed, 100+ injured

The Boston Marathon turned from a test of endurance into a scene from a war zone in moments as twin blasts, 12 seconds apart, rocked the finish line. Over 140 people were injured, with three killed, including an eight-year-old boy.

Two explosions occurred near the finish line of the 26.2-mile (42km) event at 2:50pm local time (18:50 GMT). The attack left sidewalks covered in blood and injured piled on top of one another, with many receiving serious injuries, including lost limbs. The marathon gathered half a million people from 50 nations.

The authorities have not officially confirmed whether the explosions were a terror attack or not and no suspects have yet been identified.

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Federal aviation authorities have declared a no-fly zone over the area and authorities including the US Air Force continue to attempt to secure the scene. The aviation restrictions have reportedly extended to an order that all flights out of Boston’s Logan Airport be grounded until further notice.

An intelligence official working on the scene told the Associated Press that two additional explosive devices were found inside garbage cans near the site. Other reports say there were a total of five unexploded devices found following the blasts.

As law enforcement look for further explosives, they have reportedly told people in the area to stay off mobile phones for fears that the signal could detonate another undiscovered device.

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6 Responses to "Explosions rock Boston Marathon: 3 killed, 100+ injured"

  1. Tony MacGyver  April 16, 2013 at 11:52 am

    GOD bless and protect the American people these killers of innocents.

  2. Greenman  April 16, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    When are you deluded theists going to realize the utter foolishness of making a statement like that? No god was there to stop the bomb, no god protected the innocent, no god did anything because there is no god, period. Wake up.

  3. jo  April 16, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    noteworthy how he immediately knew it was an attack, not a gas eplosion or some other kind of accident.

  4. Ic  April 17, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    I wonder why the goverment of United States of America would want to activate bombs in a marathon…

    • TimeForChange425  April 19, 2013 at 7:47 am

      Say Goodbye to more civil rights..

  5. sirgallahad2  May 22, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Why would the government wrap the base pillars of WTC towers 1,2, and 7 with compressed thermite charges and allow Al Qaeda to crash 2 commercial jet liners into towers 1 and 2?

    Because they can.

    Did anyone else notice that towers 1 and 2 fell after being struck by aircraft and tower 7 fell in a controlled implosion?


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