Tamerlan Tsarnaev

  • FBI missed Boston warning: Russian official June 4, 2013

    Moscow: A senior Russian official said on Tuesday that the Boston Marathon bombings could have been prevented if American officials had followed through with Russian intelligence. Officials previously hewed to President Vladimir Putin's statement that Russia had no information that could have prevented the attacks. "The Russian side warned the American...
  • Man shot to death while questioned during Boston probe May 23, 2013

    Orlando: A Chechen immigrant was shot to death by authorities in central Florida on early Wednesday after he turned violent while being questioned about his ties to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, officials said. Ibragim Todashev, a 27-year-old mixed martial arts fighter, was fatally shot at his Orlando townhouse...
  • New issue of al Qaeda magazine out, contents hacked May 17, 2013

    Washington: A purported new issue of an English-language al Qaeda magazine, linked to the Boston terrorist attacks, has been posted on the web but its contents were hacked. The "Inspire" magazine, produced by al Qaeda's Yemeni affiliate - al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which regularly includes how-to instructions for...
  • Boston bombing suspect buried in Virginia cemetery May 11, 2013

    Doswell: Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried in a cemetery in central Virginia, infuriating some members of the area's Islamic community who say they weren't consulted and flooring at least one neighbor who said she didn't even know she lived near a burial ground. The secret interment this...
  • US: Bombing suspect's family struggles to find burial site May 7, 2013

    Boston: The body of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev remained in limbo on Monday as his family searched for a cemetery that would accept the remains. Several Massachusetts cemeteries have refused to bury Tsarnaev, and protesters have staked out the Worcester funeral home holding the body. Despite a plea from...
  • US: Uncle arranging Boston bomb suspect's burial rites May 6, 2013

    Worcester: The uncle of a Boston Marathon bombing suspect killed in a gun battle with police arrived at a funeral home on Sunday to prepare his body for burial. Ruslan Tsarni of Montgomery Village, Md, and three other men met with Worcester funeral home director Peter Stefan. The men who accompanied...
  • Investigators believe Boston bombs made at Tsarnaev's home May 4, 2013

    Boston: Investigators believe Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his younger brother, Dzhokhar, likely made the bombs they are suspected of setting off at last month's Boston Marathon in Tamerlan's home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, law enforcement officials said on Friday. FBI agents have been questioning Tamerlan's wife, Katherine Russell, and other witnesses for days...
  • Remains of Boston Marathon bombing suspect claimed May 3, 2013

    Boston: The body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was the subject of a massive manhunt and died after a gunbattle with police, was claimed on Thursday. Department of Public Safety spokesman Terrel Harris said a funeral home retained by Tsarnaev's family picked up the 26-year-old's remains. He had...
  • Boston blasts: 3 arrested men charged with undermining probe May 2, 2013

    Boston: US authorities on Wednesday charged three men with interfering with the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombing, saying they hid fireworks and a backpack belonging to one of the suspected bombers as a manhunt was under way. The three, two students from Kazakhstan and a US citizen, were described as...
  • Boston blasts: 3 more suspects in custody, say police May 1, 2013

    Boston: Three more suspects have been taken into custody in the Boston Marathon bombings, city police said Wednesday. The police department made the announcement in a tweet Wednesday morning, saying more details would follow. Police spokeswoman Cheryl Fiandaca confirmed the tweet but referred all other questions to the FBI. Three people...
  • FBI takes DNA samples of Boston bombing suspect's widow April 30, 2013

    Boston: Investigators on Monday removed bags of evidence including some containing DNA samples from the home in Rhode Island where the widow of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been living, according to a person familiar with the investigation. FBI agents spent hours at the home of Katherine Russell's parents...
  • Mother of Boston bomb suspects found deeper spirituality April 29, 2013

    Boston: In photos of her as a younger woman, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva wears a low-cut blouse and has her hair teased like a 1980s rock star. After she arrived in the US from Russia in 2002, she went to beauty school and did facials at a suburban day spa. But in recent...
  • Boston bombings: One of the suspects spoke of 'jihad' with mother April 28, 2013

    Washington: The older suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings spoke to his mother about "jihad" in a 2011 phone call secretly recorded by Russian officials, CBS News reported on Saturday. US authorities learned of the wiretapped discussion between Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of two ethnic Chechen brothers suspected of carrying out...
  • Boston bombers constructed weapons inside US: Senator April 24, 2013

    Washington: The two Chechen brothers - one a naturalised resident and other a lawful resident - allegedly constructed sophisticated weapons inside the US, a top American Senator has said. "They constructed the weapons inside the United States. Did they have some sort of training or inspiration or coaching inside or...
  • Suspect charged in hospital with Boston Marathon bombing April 23, 2013

    Boston: Prosecutors charged Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for the Boston Marathon bombings in an impromptu hearing on Monday in his hospital room, accusing him of crimes that could carry the death penalty if he is convicted. Video taken by security cameras showed the 19-year-old ethnic Chechen placing a backpack near the finish line...
  • Boston bombings: Investigators start quizzing suspect April 22, 2013

    Boston: US investigators on Monday started grilling the lone surviving Chechen-origin Boston bombings suspect after he regained consciousness and was able to scribble out written responses, as authorities were preparing a chargesheet to nail the accused. Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is awake and responding sporadically in writing to...
  • Boston: Authorities preparing charge sheet against Dzhokar April 22, 2013

    Boston: US authorities are preparing a charge sheet against Dzhokar Tsarnaev in the Boston Marathon blasts, even as he battled for life in a highly secure city hospital and was unable to speak due to serious throat injury. Federal authorities said the charge sheet against Dzhokar could be filed early...
  • Boston blasts: 'Accused Dzhokhar may have killed his elder brother' April 22, 2013

    Boston: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the younger of the two Chechen brothers suspected of the Boston marathon blasts, probably killed his elder brother Tamerlan by running over his SUV over him while fleeing, police said. Dzhokhar, 19, who was arrested on Friday after days of manhunt, is in...
  • Boston blasts bombers possibly 'lone wolves': City mayor April 22, 2013

    Washington: The two Chechen brothers suspected to be behind the twin bomb blasts in Boston were possibly 'lone wolves' or terrorists who act alone without assistance from any group, the city's mayor said on Sunday. "All of the information that I have is they acted alone, these two individuals, the...
  • Boston bombing suspect kept low profile in Dagestan April 22, 2013

    Makhachkala:If Tamerlan Tsarnaev was already plotting the Boston Marathon bombings when he stayed in this bustling Russian city at the heart of an Islamist insurgency in 2012, neighbours say he hid it well. The ethnic Chechen killed in a shootout with US police last week spent at least a month last...
  • Boston bombings' suspect was interrogated by FBI in 2011 April 21, 2013

    Boston: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 2011 had interviewed one of the two Boston bombings suspects, who was killed after a massive manhunt, but apparently let him out of their sights after not detecting any terrorist activity. Agents in 2011 interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev, suspected of being behind the...
  • Father lost control of the boys, says Boston marathon bombing suspects' uncle April 21, 2013

    Meanwhile, the father of the suspected Boston bombers claims his sons did not carry out the attacks. Officials say the second suspect captured has suffered a throat injury and may not be able to talk yet. ...
  • Boston bombing suspect's father calls him an angel April 20, 2013

    Watertown: The father of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects says his younger son Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is a "true angel". He said his son was studying medicine and was an "intelligent boy". "We expected him to come on holidays here," said Anzor Tsarnaev in a telephone interview with AP from the...
  • Shots fired in Massachusetts as police seek bomb suspect April 20, 2013

    Watertown: Gunfire erupted on Friday night amid the manhunt for the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, and police in armored vehicles and tactical gear rushed into the Watertown neighborhood in a possible break in the case. The burst of activity came at the end of a tense day in...
  • Uncle asks Boston Marathon bombing suspect to surrender April 20, 2013

    Washington: The estranged uncle of the Boston Marathon terror attacks suspects on Friday asked one of his nephew at large to surrender, saying his brother's children have brought shame to the entire Chechen community. "This family does not know how to share their grief with the real victims," Ruslan Tsarni...
  • The stories of 2 brothers suspected in Boston Bombing April 20, 2013

    Boston: Tamerlan Tsarnaev practiced martial arts and boxing, even aspiring to fight on the US Olympic team. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had been on the wrestling team at a prestigious high school and won a scholarship from the city to pursue higher education. Neighbors recalled the ethnic Chechen brothers, living on a...
  • US: Hunt for suspect in Boston twin blasts narrows April 20, 2013

    Boston: The hunt for the second suspect in the Boston bombings case is narrowing, according to reports in Watertown. Reports indicate the police have tracked down a Honda SUV believed to have been used by the two brothers, who attacked the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring 180 people. The...
  • Boston twin blasts suspects were brothers: AP April 19, 2013

    Washington: A US law enforcement official and the uncle of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings are confirming that the name of the second suspect is Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older brother of Dzhokhar A Tsarnaev, 19. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in a gun battle with police in Massachusetts overnight. Three...