Dagestan locals 'surprised by fuss over Boston bombing'

Residents in the Northern Caucasus state of Dagestan have said they are surprised by the "huge reaction" the attacks in Boston have received across the world.

Dagestan is a focal point of insurgency in the region, where militants wage almost daily violence to establish an Islamist state.

Caucasian Knot, a website dedicated monitoring the violence, says 124 people have been killed and 75 wounded in the first three months of this year across predominantly Muslim Russian provinces, stretching from the Caspian to the Black Sea, including Dagestan and Chechnya.

Read: Boston bomb suspects' background in Chechnya

A young Dagestan resident told Reuters:

Such things are always upsetting but you know this happens every day here. We're surprised by the huge reaction.

Americans think they are some kind of 'super people', like their lives are more important than others.

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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.