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Polish president expresses ‘solidarity’ with Boston bombing victims

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Peter Gentle 16.04.2013 14:21
Polish president Bronislaw Komorowski has said Poles feel ‘solidarity’ with America after two bombs at the Boston marathon killed three and left at least 140 injured.

Police officers stand near the finish line of the Boston Marathon as an investigation continues into dual bombings at the site, in Boston, USA, 16 April 2013. Three people were killed and over 100 were injured when two bombs exploded on 15 April 2013 at the finish line of the marathon. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

“I am convinced that all Poles, perhaps especially those who appreciate sport and sporting events, are in solidarity with the American people,” Komorowski says in a statement on his official web site.

“We are in solidarity with those who are concerned […] that sport and non-political events may be subject to the impact of people with bad thoughts, with bad intentions,” the Polish president added.

Komorowski has sent a message of condolence to President of the United States Barack H. Obama in connection with the terrorist attack.

Other messages of condolences flooded into the White House on Tuesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia "will be prepared, if need be, to render assistance in the investigation the US authorities are carrying out".

French President Francois Hollande expressed France's "complete solidarity with the American authorities and people”.

"I condemn the appalling acts carried out in Boston and deeply regret the tragic outcome and loss of innocent lives. Those responsible for the atrocious acts will be brought to justice,” president of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy said. (pg)

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