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New York Post sued for Boston Marathon bombing 'Bag Men' story

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Two men whom the New York Post labeled as "Bag Men" in a front-page photo shortly after April's fatal Boston Marathon bomb attack have sued the newspaper for libel.

The Post reported three days after the bombing that federal investigators were seeking the pair, 16-year-old Salaheddin Barhoum and 24-year-old Yassine Zaimi. The story ran just hours before the FBI released photos of the actual suspects they were pursuing.

The lawsuit, filed on Wednesday, names the Post and five of its journalists, and seeks unspecified monetary damages.

Post officials on Thursday repeated an earlier statement from Editor-in-Chief Col Allan that the paper stands by its story and "did not identify them as suspects" but made no further comment.


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