As many as 15 people are feared dead and more than 160 others were injured after a monstrous explosion ripped through the West Fertilizer Co. about 20 miles north of Waco, Texas, on Wednesday. As many as 15 people are feared dead and more than 160 others were injured after a monstrous explosion ripped through the West Fertilizer Co. on Wednesday.
Law enforcement agencies are scrambling to figure out who carried out the Boston Marathon blasts. So far there have been no arrests, no credible claims of responsibility and little information from authorities about who might have planted the explosive devices.
The president stopped short of calling the blasts at the marathon terror attacks during his prepared remarks, but CNN is reporting that federal investigators have classified them that way.
The Boston Globe has just released a chilling video that captures the extent of the horror of the Boston Marathon explosions Monday afternoon, including the sounds of both blasts being detonated and the screams and shouts of the panicked crowd in the aftermath.
Officials also said during a news conference that a third incident has been reported at the JFK Library in Boston.
"Somebody's leg flew by my head," one spectator told the Boston Herald. “I gave my belt to stop the blood.”
"There are a lot of people down," a runner told The Associated Press, after two blasts brought a traumatic end to the world's oldest annual marathon.
Israel is blaming Iran, its longtime adversary, for the deaths of seven Israeli tourists in a bomb attack on a bus in Burgas, Bulgaria. The bus was carrying 40 members of an Israeli group from the airport to their hotels when the blast occurred.
The country is already in turmoil, to say the least, so Monday's explosion at an ammunition factory in Yemen, which killed more than 100 people, had political ramifications even if the blast itself was accidental, as local sources reported.