Officials: Boston Bombers were From Chechen region

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By Alabama News Network
By Jamie Langley

WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) - A Boston Marathon bombing suspect killed in a shootout with police in a Boston suburb has been identified as coming from the Russian region near Chechnya. The other suspect, also from the Chechen region, is still the object of a massive manhunt after an MIT police officer was shot and killed. The second suspect has been identified as 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

 

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