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article image23 Injured, 2 Dead in Boston Marathon explosions

By Bill Lewis     Apr 15, 2013 in World
Boston - Boston police are now reporting that the explosions that rocked the Boston Marathon about an hour after the winners crossed the finish line have claimed the lives of two and injured 23 others. Third explosion at nearby JFK Library.
At this time the Boston Police have indicated that the two explosions at the Boston Marathon have resulted in at least 2 deaths and 23 injuries according to CBS news. These numbers are preliminary and are sadly likely to increase as more information comes in.
Approximately one hour after the initial explosions – which occurred nearly simultaneously a third explosion was reported at the John F. Kennedy library about a mile away from the marathon. The Boston police have not yet ruled out a connection but have also indicated that the third explosion was fire related and may not be connected to the first two. Thankfully, this explosion did not have any injuries involved.
The Poughkeepsie Journal reports that, “[a] senior U.S. intelligence official said the two other explosive devices found nearby were being dismantled.” The Boston police warned individuals to be prepared for a loud explosion as they used a water canon to destroy at least one of the devices.
At this time there has been no claim of responsibility, while the Boston Police and federal law enforcement agencies are working on determining the reason behind the blast. The Boston Police are reaching out to the public for leads, tweeting:
BPD asking for tips #tweetfromthebeat via @cherylfiandaca— Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_Police) April 15, 2013
Boston police are also asking that people not congregate in large crowds and have informed the public that packages are being searched as they continue to stay alert for any more potential attacks.
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