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Two killed, dozens injured in Boston bombing

Two killed, dozens injured in Boston bombing


Tue Apr 16, 2013

Two people have been killed and dozens more injured in two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, police say.{{more}}

TV footage showed bloodied runners and spectators being treated at the scene and the road strewn with debris.

Boston police said a third incident occurred at the city’s JFK Library and was under investigation.

In a TV address, President Barack Obama said those responsible would feel the “full weight of justice”.

“We don’t yet have all the answers,” he said. “We still do not know who did this or why.”

President Obama said he had called Boston Mayor Tom Menino and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to offer federal assistance.

He said the government would increase security around the US “as necessary’’ but did not say whether the White House thought the incident was part of a larger plot.

Obama stopped short of calling the incident an act of terrorism.