US Jewish community 'vigilant' after Boston blasts

Security for Jewish organizations alert in the wake of Boston bombings; no indicators point to attack on Jewish community.

By JTA
April 16, 2013 02:20
Boston Police coordinate the scene after two blasts at the Boston Marathon, April 15, 2013.

Boston blasts police 370. (photo credit: Reuters)

 
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NEW YORK -- The head of the security network for US Jewish organizations said the community is "standing vigilant" following bombings at the Boston Marathon.

Two people were killed and more than 30 injured in two blasts at the marathon on Monday, according to reports. One of the bombs exploded at the finish line.

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"We know that unfortunately 30 percent of terrorist attacks had Jewish institutions as secondary targets," said Paul Goldenberg, director of the Secure Community Network.


"However, I must stress that there is absolutely nothing here that indicates any connection to an attack on the Jewish community. But based on history, we are standing vigilant for at least the next 48 hours," he added.

Police exploded at least one device in Boston that did not go off.

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