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Boston bombing suspect blames brother

23 April 2013, 08:35

Boston - Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has told investigators his brother was the leader in last week's deadly attacks, and that no international terrorist groups were behind them, CNN reported.

The network cited an unnamed US government source as saying that "preliminary interviews with Tsarnaev indicate the two brothers fit the classification of self-radicalised jihadists".

"Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, wounded and held in a Boston hospital, has said his brother [Tamerlan, aged 26] - who was killed early on Friday - wanted to defend Islam from attack," CNN quoted the source as saying.

But the surviving suspect indicated that international groups were not part of the brothers' acts, the report said.

The younger Tsarnaev, aged 19, could face the death penalty after being charged on Monday for his alleged role in the attacks that left three people dead and 200 wounded.

Dzhokar Tsarnaev was arraigned in his hospital bed on charges of using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction, and malicious destruction of property by means of deadly explosives, the US Department of Justice said.

The charges were made on Monday, a week on from the twin marathon bombings, as Americans marked the time the bombs went off with a moment of silence observed across the nation, from the White House to the New York Stock Exchange.

If Tsarnaev, a naturalised US citizen of Chechen descent, is convicted of the federal charges, he faces time behind bars - or even the death penalty.



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