Tamerlan Tsarnaev

FBI kills man linked to Boston bomb suspect

Investigators stand outside an apartment complex where a man was fatally shot when a team of FBI agents swarmed his home early on Wednesday. Photo: AP

A man shot dead by an FBI agent in Florida was an acquaintance of the Boston marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, a friend said.

Thursday, 23 May, 2013, 4:58am

Female DNA found on fragment from bomb used at Boston Marathon

A fragment of a pressure cooker used in the Boston bombings. Photo: AFP

Investigators have found female DNA on a fragment from one of the two bombs used in the attack on the Boston Marathon two weeks ago, according to a US official briefed on the probe. The genetic material may have come from a number of sources and its discovery does not necessarily mean that additional people were involved beyond the two brothers suspected in the bombing, said the official.

1 May 2013 - 3:08am

Boston bombing suspects' mother says Tamerlan shot 'needlessly'

The mother of the Tsarnaev brothers, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, speaks press conference in Makhachkala, Daghestan. Photo: EPA

The mother of the two brothers suspected of carrying out the Boston bombings launched an impassioned attack yesterday on US authorities over the death of one of her sons, as her husband planned to return to the United States to find out what happened.

26 Apr 2013 - 2:38am

CIA had Boston suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev put on terror watch list

Tamerlan Tsarnaev (left) and younger brother, Dzhokhar

Both the CIA and the FBI flagged the deceased Boston bombing suspect over possible terror ties, but he slipped through the fingers of investigators, officials have said. The revelations have raised fresh questions over why US authorities did not further investigate Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed during a shootout with police last week, and in doing so possibly prevent the attacks.

26 Apr 2013 - 2:37am

Dead Boston bomber in terror database

Tamerlan Tsarnaev (left) and brother Dzhokhar. Photo: AP

The CIA asked the top US counterterrorism agency to add the deceased Boston bombing suspect to a terror watchlist more than a year before the attacks, officials said on Wednesday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Boston bomb suspect Tsarnaev lived quietly during 6-month Dagestan visit

Tamerlan Tsarnaev

Violence that has racked the North Caucasus region for years has spread to the republic of Dagestan and reached its capital, Makhachkala, which can often seem a city under siege. Checkpoints are a common sight, as are patrolling police with body armour and assault rifles.

22 Apr 2013 - 5:34am