Boston marathon bombing

Key points

  • The FBI launched a "potential terrorist inquiry" after two bombs at the Boston Marathon
  • The blasts left three people dead - including an eight-year-old boy - and more than 150 injured
  • At least 17 people were critically wounded, officials say, and the injuries include several amputations
  • President Barack Obama said the attack was "an act of terror" but added authorities do not yet know who carried it out
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Reporting:

  • Taylor Brown 
  • Victoria Park 
  • Caroline McClatchey 

Last updated 16 April 2013

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