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Boston Marathon bombing suspect identified

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Updated: 4/19/2013 12:16 pm

WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) -- Two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing - identified to The Associated Press as coming from the Russian region near Chechnya - killed an MIT police officer, injured a transit officer in a firefight and threw explosive devices at police during their getaway attempt in a long night of violence that left one of them dead and another still at large Friday, authorities said.

A law enforcement intelligence bulletin obtained by the AP identified the surviving bomb suspect as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass.

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Two law enforcement officials told AP that Tsarnaev and the other suspect who was not immediately identified have been living legally in the U.S. for at least one year.

Russia's North Caucasus region has been plagued by an Islamic insurgency stemming from separatist wars in Chechnya.

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imtellin - 4/19/2013 7:25 AM
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so OBLAMA,, it is now clear this was Islamic terrorism !!! can you force your brain to process that intel ??? took you 2 days to say terrorism,, wonder if it'll be a week of everyone else calling the duck a duck,, before you can utter the words "ISLAMIC TERRORISM" !!! I imagine these 2 geniuses blame us for not intervening on behalf of Chechnya,, in their ongoing struggle against Moscow... if memory serves me correctly,, they didn't assist us in any of our struggles,, these last 200 plus years,, so where's the beef ??? IT WAS AN ACT OF ISLAMIC TERRORISM MR. PRESIDENT !!! SAY IT !!!
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