Shutdown delays bombing review

The shutdown earlier this month has affected an intelligence review of the Marathon attacks.
The shutdown earlier this month has affected an intelligence review of the Marathon attacks.Credit: David L. Ryan/Globe staff/file

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WASHINGTON — A high-level government review to learn whether the FBI, CIA, or other federal security agencies might have prevented the Boston Marathon bombings has been further delayed as a result of the government shutdown earlier this month, according to US intelligence officials.

The classified assessment, initiated by the inspectors general of four agencies after the deadly April 15 attacks, has bogged down because of “the recent lapse in appropriations” and a series of furloughs, the officials told the Globe last week.

The report was supposed to be completed by September; a new date to have it done has not been set, said a spokesman for I. Charles McCullough, the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community.

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