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Boston blasts: Police say there was third incident

2013-04-15 23:04

Boston - Boston police said on Monday that there was a third "incident" in the city, after two explosions rocked the Boston Marathon.

At a news conference, police Commissioner Ed Davis said that there was a another incident at the John F Kennedy library in the city.

Police were trying to establish if the incidents were connected.

Davis cautioned Bostonians to remain indoors, and not gather in large groups as it is an "ongoing event".

He said all all parcels and bags dropped by people during the chaos at the marathon blasts were being treated as suspicious.

Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama called Boston Mayor Tom Menino and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to offer US assistance in responding to the explosions that rocked the end of the Boston Marathon.

Earlier, Fox news reported that at least two people were killed after two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

The website said that there were dozens of people injured - including up to 10 with amputated limbs.

Comments
  • Johann Enslin - 2013-04-15 23:10

    Cowards and tyranny. One will find the other.

      Fanie Weldhagen - 2013-04-15 23:47

      I heard, don't know how true it is, today was also the same day as ‘controlled explosion’ drill by botson bomb squad... have no idea how true this is

      Gollum - 2013-04-16 02:04

      Please explain how competitors from many countries involved in a marathon are related to cowardice or tyranny. I only see cowardice here and planting a bomb, running to a safe distance and detonating (McBride style) it has got to be cowardice in its purest form.

      Johan du Toit - 2013-04-16 06:26

      This type of thing will go on as long as the USA make enemies at the rate they have been. May I remind everyone about the 100000+ civilians killed by the USA in Iraq over WMD that never existed. To this day the USA never apologized nor compensated anyone.

      BrianExmachina - 2013-04-16 06:56

      @Johan: and so now this generation of Americans must be held accountable for what Bush did? You do remember that the ANC bombed South Africa, deliberately choosing soft civilian targets, and killed many innocent people in the process, right? They also never apologised or compensated anymore. By your logic we get to go bomb them now. This is a cowardly, disgusting act, even more so because it directly targets civilians. It is at a marathon which is all about celebrating life. It targeted people from all over the world, of all ages, of all political convictions and it targeted the most vulnerable. These bombs didn't harm only Bush supporters, or Iraq war supporters, but likely people who were against both as well. Just like the ANC likely killed people who were against Apartheid. And to the retards already peddling conspiracy theories: go f$ck yourselves you disgusting, heartless, paranoid plonkers.

      Johan du Toit - 2013-04-16 08:26

      Brian, I think you are too quick trying to sweep Iraq under the carpet. The USA invaded Iraq 10 years ago, so it is "this generation" of Americans that killed all those civilians. I agree, this bombing at the marathon is a cowardly act, but no more so than indiscriminately dropping bombs from aircraft on cities, killing more than 100000 civilians, women and children.

  • Travis Buckle - 2013-04-15 23:12

    some people are just screwed up in the head! If you're going to bomb something, bomb bad guys!! bomb a murderer!! but why bomb innocent people?? sad indeed.

      PamelaStone - 2013-04-15 23:32

      Zander two wrongs do make a right. Blood on your hands is not something one should ever aspire to. Violence against innocent people is not a noble cause is anyone's book.

      Detective.Kruger - 2013-04-15 23:39

      Found a Saudi National near the bomb site, the thing is 90% of Muslims are good people but 90% of terrorists are Muslims

  • veldt66 - 2013-04-15 23:12

    Horrible!

  • En Gineer - 2013-04-15 23:14

    And what about remote control devices that have nothing to do with cell towers? Anyways, its a start.

  • Franschua Finch - 2013-04-15 23:17

    Sad America who are they go at war with now again this will happen till then end when there is no more to fight for people stop hating and Fighting

      PamelaStone - 2013-04-15 23:34

      I do not understand what you are saying. I don't mean to be rude but I really can't get it. Try using punctuation marks.

      Stefan Van Der Spuy - 2013-04-16 08:41

      Franshua check the sugar you put in your coffee, because you don't make sense.

  • James Blacksmith - 2013-04-15 23:17

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Northwoods Making no informed opinion either way, just saying this will likely spur on another 10 years of war against terror... or something.

  • Tshembani T Mhlengwe Mabasa - 2013-04-15 23:22

    who r dey going 2 blam now,iran, north k,syria,lets wait n see,USA finally got their way into intruding iran

      PamelaStone - 2013-04-15 23:35

      Oh please, innocent people are dying and you are already concocting conspiracy theories. Why not wait to see who is responsible before you jump to conclusions about intent?

  • Misho Gobela Martin - 2013-04-15 23:38

    Remember the 9/11 attack?? Every news media organisation was moving the attention away to Al qaeda while in real the 9/11 was staged..now we have another scenario where the media has been putting attention to North korea..to distract us..this attack is domestic and staged..I suspect someone from the NRA trying to halt the new gun violation control laws

      Ken Brown - 2013-04-16 06:52

      tumi -or it was tne avengers ,iron man and captain America want to make a sequel!!!!

  • Volksie Bonnet - 2013-04-15 23:46

    footage of blast http://www.vreesloosafrikaans.com/2013/04/explosion-at-the-boston-marathon/

  • piet.grobelaar - 2013-04-15 23:51

    What happened in Boston is terrible. But some comments on this forum either manifests how little we value human life, or how little thought goes into some of these comments.

  • Jonathan Boshoff - 2013-04-16 10:05

    Just to show a contrast, is no one else aware of the bombing that happened at the same time in Iraq killing 30+ people and injuring 100s more??? Then this gets exploded by the media just because it is the US? Why has nothing been reported about Iraq and the devastation over there.

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