We’ve got all the latest developments as of Wednesday morning following Monday’s horrific bombing at the Boston Marathon.
1. Latest FiguresIn addition to the three people who died as result of the blast, 170 others were injured. As of Wednesday, 76 patients remain in Boston hospitals, with 20 in critical condition (including a 9-year-old girl and 10-year-old boy).
Massachusetts General Hospital chief of trauma surgery Dr. George Velmahos said four patients… Continue reading Terror At The Boston Marathon: 7 New Developments
The official Twitter account of NBC News was apparently hacked Friday and alarming messages were sent to its followers. NBC News issued a statement apologizing for the tweets, which claimed there was a terrorist attack at Ground Zero using a plane.
The Twitter account, which has about 129,000 followers, has temporarily been suspended, but reports of the tweets read:
“Breaking News! Ground Zero has just been attacked. Flight 5736 has crashed into… Continue reading NBC News Twitter feed hacked, prankster claims Ground Zero terror attack
Islamabad has decided to drop the phrase “frontline state in war against terrorism”, frequently used by officials to highlight Pakistan’s role against terror, as it was not serving the country’s interest, an official said. “Descriptions like frontline state in war against terrorism overcast country’s positivities. Therefore, we are doing away with this phrase,” Dawn quoted [...] Continue reading Pakistan not to call itself `frontline state’ in terror war
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has commended Bangladesh’s fight against terrorism and religious extremism during a telephone call to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Praise for the government came in during the 15-minute telephone talk the two leaders had, Hasina’s office announced after the conversation Sunday. The US secretary lauded the Bangladesh government for the [...] Continue reading US commends Dhaka’s fight against terror
Asking Pakistan to fulfil its assurances of disbanding the terror infrastructure on its soil, India Tuesday said it was willing to go “more than half the way” to hold peace talks with the neighbour but terrorism could “not be shoved” under the carpet External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, during an interaction with visiting journalists from [...] Continue reading Terror can’t be ignored for friendly ties with Pakistan: Krishna