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Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, mother of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. (AP Photo)

US team speaking to suspects’ parents in Russia

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — U.S. investigators are in contact with the parents of the two Boston bombing suspects in southern Russia and working with Russian security officials to shed light on the deadly attack. The parents plan to fly to the U.S. on Thursday.

04/24/2013

The region of Chechnya, Russia is noted on this image from Google Earth.

US team to speak to Boston suspects’ parents

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. investigators traveled to southern Russia on Tuesday to speak to the parents of the two Boston bombing suspects, a U.S. Embassy official said.

04/23/2013

This FBI photo of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, identified by the FBI as suspect number 1 in 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, was killed during shootout with police in Watertown, Massachusetts. (AP Photo)

Aunt: Boston bombings suspect struggled with Islam

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — The elder suspect in the Boston bombings regularly attended a mosque and spent time learning to read the Quran, but he struggled to fit in during a trip to his ancestral […]

04/22/2013

Anzor Tsaraev headshot, father of Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, in Makhachkala, Dagestan. (AP Photo)

Parents of Boston suspect describe his Russia trip

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — The parents of Tamerlan Tsarnaev insisted Sunday that he came to Dagestan and Chechnya last year to visit relatives and had nothing to do with the militants operating in the volatile […]

04/21/2013

The region of Chechnya, Russia is noted on this image from Google Earth.

Russia’s Chechnya has seen decades of war, terror

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — The two brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings have their ethnic roots in Chechnya, a part of the Caucasus Mountains that has spawned decades of violence.

04/19/2013

A photo shows what the FBI is calling the suspects Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev (l-r) together, walking through the crowd in Boston, Boston Marathon (AP Photo)

Russia’s Caucasus: breeding ground for terror

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — Militants from Chechnya and other restive provinces in Russia’s volatile North Caucasus have targeted Moscow and other areas, are the Boston bombing suspects linked to them?

04/19/2013

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