Dead Boston bombing suspect 'on terror database'

US authorities added the name of the Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev to a terrorist database 18 months before the explosions, but did not follow up their inquiry.

SWAT teams seen during the hunt for the bomb suspects
SWAT teams seen during the hunt for the bomb suspects Credit: Reuters

Officials say the CIA made the request to add Tamerlan's name after the Russian government contacted them with concerns he had become a follower of radical Islam.

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Boston suspect moved to prison

Police investigating the Boston Marathon bombing say a suspect in the case has been moved from hospital to prison.