THE BOMB BLASTS WERE VERY CO-ORDINATED....ONE CAN BE 90% SURE AL QAEDA HAS STRUCK USA
Two bombs exploded in the crowded streets near the finish line of the
Boston Marathon on Monday, killing three people and injuring more than
130 in a bloody scene of shattered glass and severed limbs that raised
alarms that terrorists might have struck again in the U.S.
White House official speaking on condition of anonymity because the
investigation was still unfolding said the attack was being treated as
an act of terrorism.
President Barack Obama vowed that those responsible will "feel the full weight of justice."
A senior U.S. intelligence official said two other bombs were found
near the end of the 26.2-mile course in what appeared to be a
The fiery twin blasts took place about 10 seconds and about 100 yards
apart, knocking spectators and at least one runner off their feet,
shattering windows and sending dense plumes of smoke rising over the
street and through the fluttering national flags lining the course.
Blood stained the pavement, and huge shards were missing from window
panes as high as three stories.
"They just started bringing people in with no limbs," said runner Tim
Davey of Richmond, Va. He said he and his wife, Lisa, tried to keep
their children's eyes shielded from the gruesome scene inside a medical
tent that had been set up to care for fatigued runners, but "they saw a
"They just kept filling up with more and more casualties," Lisa Davey
said. "Most everybody was conscious. They were very dazed."
Authorities shed no light on a motive or who may have carried out the
bombings, and police said they had no suspects in custody. Authorities
in Washington said there was no immediate claim of responsibility. The
FBI took charge of the investigation.
Police said three people were killed. Hospitals reported at least 134
injured, at least 15 of them critically. The victims' injuries included
broken bones, shrapnel wounds and ruptured eardrums.
At Massachusetts General Hospital, said Alisdair Conn, chief of
emergency services, said: "This is something I've never seen in my 25
years here ... this amount of carnage in the civilian population. This
is what we expect from war."
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