Explosions at the Boston Marathon

It looks like a terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon, killing two and injuring 100.  A Saudi national has been arrested.  [I posted an update this morning, but it didn't go through, for some reason!  Yes, the last I saw, the casualty count is now 3 dead and 170 injured.  I also said that the Saudi national referred to in earlier accounts is not being mentioned much.  He is in custody, but not arrested, though police have searched his home.  It is true that we don't know who did this right now and shouldn't be jumping to conclusions.]

Two huge explosions rocked the Boston Marathon finish line at Copley Square just before 3 p.m. today, killing two and causing scores of casualties, including several traumatic amputations on streets crowded with runners, spectators and post-race partiers.

The number injured has soared to 100 — including three children suffering from lower leg injuries, hospital officials tell the Herald. [Read more...]


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