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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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FBI 'interviewed' elder Boston bomb suspect in 2011

The elder Boston bomb suspect, who died last night in a shootout with police, was apparently interviewed by the FBI two years ago following an international tipoff.

According to a US law enforcement source, an unidentified foreign government requested the agency speak to Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Credit: Johannes Hirn

The source, who remained anonymous, said no "derogatory" information was found against the Chechen and the matter - the nature of which is still not known - was put "to bed" by officials.

US authorities said the official's claim is the first indication that Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his younger brother, Dzhokhar, were known to security officials prior to Monday's bombings.

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