Published April 16, 2013
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – The king of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday condemned the Boston Marathon bombings, saying no religion or morals would condone such an attack.
In a condolences message to President Barack Obama and the American people, King Abdullah said the perpetrators of such "heinous terrorist acts" are "enemies of any humane considerations." He said the perpetrators represent only themselves.
In a separate statement, the Saudi Embassy said a Saudi woman was among those injured, suffering from minor injuries due to glass fragments.
The Saudi government has been cracking down on Islamic militants since al-Qaida launched a wave of attacks in the country in 2003, killing dozens. It has sought to distance itself from terrorist acts in the past, including the Sept. 11 attacks, where 15 of the 19 hijackers involved were Saudi citizens.
In Washington, a Saudi embassy official said Saudis have not been informed by the U.S. of any Saudi who is considered a person of interest in the Boston Marathon bombings. The official confirmed that a Saudi woman, who was watching the race with her husband and child, was injured by "flying shrapnel."
The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak publicly about the investigation, said the woman is not a person of interest and the official has no of information regarding any Saudis who may have been questioned.
Associated Press writer Bradley Klapper contributed from Washington