1. ITV Report

Boston bomb suspects attended last year's race

Tamerlan and Dzhokar Tsarnaev's mother refuses to believe they carried out the April 15 bombing attack. Photo: FBI

The mother of the two brothers suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings has told ITV News she and her sons watched the race last year.

But Zubeidat Tsarnaev insisted that Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had nothing to do with the explosions last Monday.

There are still 51 people being treated in hospitals for marathon blast injuries. Credit: REUTERS/Dan Lampariello

She said she is attempting to fly to America to see Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who has been charged with the crime while in a Boston hospital.

Doctors today confirmed the 19-year-old's condition is improving after he was found in a boat to end last week's manhunt. His elder brother had died in a shootout with police a day earlier.

From the family's home town in the Russian republic of Dagestan, ITV News Correspondent Martin Geissler found Mrs Tsarnaev refuses to believe her sons were involved in the bombing that left three dead and more than 260 injured:

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