“In keeping with the excellent cooperation between India and the United States to combat terrorism, we offer you our full support,” PM Singh wrote in a letter to Obama.
“This senseless and cowardly act of violence has struck a city that has long stood as a symbol of openness, learning and enterprise. The people of India join me in condemning the attack in strongest terms,” he added.
Declaring the incident an act of terror, the White House confirmed that three people were killed and over 100 are suffering from grave injuries. According to investigation officers, the dead included an 8-year-old boy.
“It is a criminal investigation that is a potential terrorist investigation,” said Richard DesLauriers, the FBI special agent in charge for Boston.