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UPDATE: 3 Confirmed Dead Including 8 Year Old, 100+ Injured

UPDATE: 3 Confirmed Dead Including 8 Year Old, 100+ Injured

There were two explosions today at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. 3 people are now confirmed dead including an 8 year old child.

More than 100 people have been sent to area hospitals with injuries. 17 are said to be in critical condition. 8 of those injured are children.

The injuries include dismemberment, witnesses said, and local hospitals say they are treating shrapnel wounds, open fractures and limb injuries.

Wall Street Journal is reporting that 5 additional devices were found undetonated in the Boston area.

The FBI is now treating the attacks as 'a criminal investigation that is a potential terrorist investigation.

President Barack Obama said Monday he ordered the "full resources of the federal government" to respond to the Boston bombing on Monday, and that he also called for increased security around the United States as necessary.
 
"All Americans stand with the people of Boston," Obama said.
 
Obama said that any individuals or groups responsible for the "senseless" bombing in Boston will "feel the full weight of justice."


 

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