US team to speak to Boston suspects’ parents

Originally posted on The Beast 980:

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.

The parents of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are in Dagestan, a predominantly Muslim province in Russia’s Caucasus, where Islamic militants have waged an insurgency against Russian security sources for years.

The trip by the U.S. team was made possible because of Russian government cooperation with the FBI investigation into the bombing at the Boston Marathon, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not permitted to speak publicly.

The brothers are accused of setting off the bombs that killed three people and wounded more than 180 others on April 15. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was killed in a police shootout, while his 19-year-old brother was captured alive but badly wounded.

The embassy official said he could not confirm whether the U.S…

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