2013-04-19 18:53:28

Boston Bombing Suspects from Russia's North Caucasus Region

Russian media reports the Boston bombing suspects are ethnic Chechens, although it’s unclear exactly which region they’re from. The Associated Press reports that the 19-year-old fugitive Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was born in a region near Chechnya. A page on VKontakte, Russia's version of Facebook, bearing his name and what appear to be photographs of him, says he was a student in a school in Makhachkala, the capital of the Dagestan Region next to Chechnya from 1999 to 2001. On his social media profile, Dzhokar is a follower of groups relating to Chechens and says his priorities are his "career" and "money."

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