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The Boston Marathon Terrorist Attack

Updated on April 16, 2013

The terrorist attack, which what it was, that hit the Boston marathon on April 15, 2103, killing several and wounding hundreds, has flashed around the world. The two coordinated bombs that went off near the finish line had trademarks of al-Qaeda affiliated groups- either domestic or foreign according to Israeli terrorist experts.

The bombs rocketed hundreds of ball bearings into bystanders, slicing through bodies. Israeli specialists are convinced it was not likely it was a lone person by cite between 3-5 men had to have been involved and many other "spotters" had to be employed because of the timing. The two blasts, 1200 feet apart, contained no C4 explosives. Middle East terrorists signature bombs use ball bearings or nails to cause vast human damage. The bombs used at Boston are similar devices used three years ago in a bomb-rigged car parked in Times Square New York and left there by the Pakistani student Faisal Shahzad.

Two suspects are being chased based on photos and video. Both acted suspiciously and had backpacks near the finish line. A Saudi national was also reported by a hospital for being treated for blast burns. Jordanian terrorist experts agree with the Israelis- that this bombing has all the hallmark traits of a group associated with al-Qaeda.


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      Nole 5 years ago

      Well, we'll see what develops.

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      perrya 5 years ago

      The latest FBI reports indicate three Saudis are being talked to regarding the blast - a al-qaeda sleeper cell, Al Qaeda of Arabia – AQAP. Two were injured the third cannot be found.

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      Nole 5 years ago

      These bombs could have easily been timed and not set off by "spotters." A quick internet search would provide info on the route, start time, and time expected to run the marathon. I'm not going to be surprised if the culprit turns out to be someone other that al Qaeda. This could have been state sponsored and conducted by a proxy group.