On April 15, 2013, two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing 3 people and injuring 176. Initial reports indicate that there were no injuries among Jehovah’s Witnesses. Some local Witnesses assisted victims as first responders to the tragedy. “The victims and their families are in our thoughts and prayers,” stated J. R. Brown, spokesman for the Witnesses. “Our focus is to share Scriptural comfort with all who are saddened by such senseless and violent acts.”

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