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Boston suspect tweeted 'I'm stress free' after bombing

Two former classmates of 19-year-old Boston bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told the Washington Post that the Twitter account @J_tsar belonged to the fugitive.

On Wednesday 17th April, two days after the Marathon, he tweeted that he was "stress free":

On Tuesday 16th April, a day after the bombing, he posted the following messages:

Suspect on the run became US citizen last year

The Boston bombing suspect who is still on the run became a US citizen on September 11 last year, according to documents obtained by NBC News.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, became a US citizen on September 11, 2012, according to the report. Credit: FBI Handout

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, had a Massachusetts driver’s license and was living in Cambridge, near Boston.


Older suspect said 'I like the USA' in 2004 interview

Deceased Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev reportedly told a Massachusetts newspaper in 2004: "I like the USA".

Tamerlan Tsarnaev (r) pictured with brother Dzhokhar at the Boston Marathon. Credit: FBI

Speaking after winning a novice boxing match, Tsarnaev told the Lowell Sun: "I like the USA ... America has a lot of jobs. That's something Russia doesn't have. You have a chance to make money here if you are willing to work."

According to the 2004 article, Tsarnaev grew up in Grozny, Chechnya, and moved to the US with his family in 2003.

Background: Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev

It is thought that the brothers who have been identified as suspects in the Boston marathon bombing, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, are from a Russian region near Chechnya, having moved to the US around 10 years ago.

ITV News correspondent Lewis Vaughan Jones reports:

Chechen leader: 'Root of evil' is in the US

Ramzan Kadyrov met actor Gerard Depardieu in the Chechen capital Grozny this year Credit: REUTERS/Rasul Yarichev

A Chechen leader said the Tsarnaev brothers' "root of evil" is in the United States, not in Chechnya.

"The root of evil should be looked for in the United States," said Ramzan Kadyrov, the Head of the Chechen Republic.

"(The brothers) grew up and studied in the United States and their attitudes and beliefs were formed there. Any attempt to make a connection between Chechnya and the Tsarnaevs is in vain," he added in a post in the Instagram website.

Report: Older suspect spent six months overseas

Deceased Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev spent six months overseas last year, travel documents obtained by NBC 4 New York reportedly show.

Tsarnaev flew from John F. Kennedy Airport in New York on 12 January, 2012, for Sheremetyevo, Russia, and returned to JFK on 17 July, the local NBC station reported.

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed during a police shootout. Credit: Boston Police

The documents are said to show that the suspect was born on Oct. 21, 1986 and first entered the US on July 19, 2003.

Investigators hope to find out if he received any terror training while he was overseas.

There is no record that his brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is still at large, left the US, the report adds.


Dzokhar Tsarnaev's social media profile revealed

Dzokhar Tsarnaev's profile Credit:

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev posted links to Islamic websites and others calling for Chechen independence on what appears to be his page on a Russian language social networking site.

Abusive comments in Russian and English have flooding onto Tsarnaev's page on VK, a Russian-language social media site. VK has over 200 million users and is particularly popular in Eastern Europe.

On the site, Tsarnaev identifies himself as a 2011 graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, a public school in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

It says he went to primary school in Makhachkala, capital of Dagestan, a province in Russia that borders Chechnya, and lists his languages as English, Russian and Chechen.

His "World view" is listed as "Islam" and his "Personal priority" is "career and money".

He has posted links to videos of fighters in the Syrian civil war and to Islamic web pages with titles like "Salamworld, my religion is Islam" and "There is no God but Allah, let that ring out in our hearts".

Russia condemns 'terrorists' after Boston suspect shot

Russia condemns all "terrorists" regardless of their nationality, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said on Friday after US police shot dead a terror suspect who once lived in Russia.

"They all deserve to be rejected," spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, adding that Russia was awaiting official information from the US on the dead man and a suspected accomplice.

Boston suspect 'attended school in Dagestan'

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev attended a school in Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan, in 2001, Reuters reported.

The school register names Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as a pupil. Credit: REUTERS/Sergei Rasulov

The school register pictured above names Tsarnaev as a pupil - number 11 on the list.

The registry states Tsarnaev is Chechen, entered the school in 2001, studied in the first grade and arrived from Kyrgyzstan.

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