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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.

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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.

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