Chechen leader distances region from Boston suspects

The president of Chechnya, Alvi Karimov, said the two Boston terror suspects have "no relations" with the republic and suggested the brothers may have "turned bad" while living outside the region:

The people who are suspected of committing crimes in Boston have no relations with Chechnya. The Tsarnaev family moved away from Chechnya many years ago to another region of the Russian Federation, then to Kazakhstan.

So they were not living in Chechnya as adults, and if they turned 'bad', those who brought them up should be held responsible.

– President Alvi Karimov

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Uncle's 'pity' for bomb victims

The uncle of the brothers suspected of carrying out last week's Boston bombings has told ITV News he feels great sympathy and pity for the victims. Speaking from his home in Dagestan, he said he was struggling to believe his nephews were responsible.