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American Brussels victim stood near Boston Marathon bombings in 2013

A teenager from Utah had third brush with terrorism during Tuesday’s attack

A Utah teenager injured in the attacks in Brussels was just a block away from where bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon in 2013, according to ABC News.

Mason Wells, 19, was among three Mormon missionaries who suffered non-life threatening injuries in bombings at a Belgian airport Tuesday, his father Chad Wells told the news organization.

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Wells also attended the Boston Marathon the year of the bombings at the race and stood with his father near the finish line while his mother ran. No one in the Wells family wasinjured.

Another coincidence: Wells was also in Paris during the attacks in the French city last year, according to ABC.

“This is his third terrorist attack," the elder Wells told ABC. "This is the third time that sadly in our society that we have a connection to a bomb blast."

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Read more at ABC.

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks at the Zaventem airport and metro train in the Belgian capital on Tuesday. At least 34 were killed and many more were injured.

 

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