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Two deadly bomb blasts hit Boston marathon in terrorist attack

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Two deadly bomb blasts hit Boston marathon in terrorist attack


Two bombs have exploded at the finish line of the Boston marathon killing three and injuring 100 in what is being described as a terrorist attack. One of the dead is an eight year-old boy.

One reporter said that “runners coming in saw unspeakable horror.”

Thousands of people were still out on the course and tens of thousands packed by the side of the road to welcome home the athletes when the bombs went off.

A US intelligence officer says that two more devices have been found and dealt with by bomb disposal units.

One witness described the scene:
“ They were banged up bad, severe lacerations, amputees a lot of shrapnel, you know they were pretty big explosions, a lot of blood everywhere.”

President Obama has been in contact with authorities in Boston to offer federal assistance.

Watch a video of the explosion:

Police say the bombs were similar to the improvised explosive devices used in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Security has been stepped up around New York landmarks and counter-terrorism vehicles deployed.

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