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Homegrown Fears Realized

04/16/2013

IM Boston Bombing | News & Events

The man and woman who crossed the finish line first at the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon came from countries that are no strangers to terrorism: Lelisa Desisa, 23, hails from Ethiopia; Rita Jeptoo, 32, comes from Kenya.

In recent years, citizens in both countries have endured bombings of public buildings and buses that have killed and wounded dozens. In February, a Kenyan man died when the bomb he was trying to assemble near a presidential rally at a primary school exploded.

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Source: Worldmag.com