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Boston bombing suspect 'wrote confession in boat'

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured by police whilst hiding inside this boat. Credit: Police handout / Reuters

The Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left a note claiming responsibility for the April 13 attack and justifying his actions, CBS News reports.

The note, written on one of the walls of the boat's cabin, said the attacks were a retaliation to the US military action in Afghanistan and Iraq and said the victims were "collateral damage." Whilst bleeding from police gunshot wounds he wrote: "When you attack one Muslim, you attack all Muslims."

The younger Tsarnaev also said he didn't mourn the death of his brother Tamerlan as he was a "martyr in paradise" and the he expected to join him there soon.