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Saudi hurt in Boston was wife of student

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A Saudi national who was injured in the Boston bombings is a woman married to a student in the northeastern US city, the kingdom's foreign minister said Tuesday as he condemned the attack.

"One of the injured is a Saudi citizen, the wife of a student there. We hope she is well and we hope well to all those who have been injured," Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal said after talks with Secretary of State John Kerry.

Police earlier said that a 20-year-old Saudi, who was identified as a man, was under armed guard at a Boston hospital but not under detention. It was unclear if Prince Saud was discussing the same individual.

US authorities said they have not yet ascertained whether foreign or domestic assailants were responsible for Monday's bloody attack at the Boston marathon, which killed three people and wounded more than 170.

Fifteen of the 19 hijackers behind the September 11, 2001, attacks came from Saudi Arabia, a longtime political ally of the United States.

Prince Saud offered "our solidarity with the great people of Boston in this tragedy" and said Saudi Arabia condemned every "terrorist act."

"We have felt the evil of the act of terror. We support the families and we give our condolences to the families of Boston," he said in English.

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