Monday, April 15, 2013

Jihad Meets The Boston Marathon


 
 
 
Investigators have a suspect — a Saudi Arabian national — in the horrific Boston Marathon bombings. Law enforcement sources said the 20-year-old suspect was under guard at an undisclosed Boston hospital.

Fox News reported that the suspect suffered severe burns. It was not immediately clear why the man was hospitalized and whether he was injured in the attack or in his apprehension. The man was caught less than two hours after the 2:50 p.m. bombing on the finish line of the race, in the heart of Boston.

In addition, Boston police have surveillance video of someone bringing multiple backpacks to blast site, according to CBS News.

A law enforcement source confirmed to The Post that 12 people were killed and nearly 50 were injured in today's blast.
[New York Post]
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UPDATE:

Boston Marathon bombing suspects are brothers

A U.S. law enforcement official and the uncle of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings are confirming that the name of the second suspect is Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older brother of Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in a gun battle with police in Massachusetts overnight.

The uncle, Ruslan Tsarni of Montgomery Village, Md., told The Associated Press that the men lived together near Boston and have been in the United States for about a decade. They traveled here together from the Russian region near Chechnya.

The two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing are believed to have 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 the older brother dead and the younger one still at large, authorities said.

In May of 2011, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, then a senior at a prestigious high school, was awarded a $2,500 scholarship from the city of Cambridge, Mass., to pursue higher education. Now, Tsarnaev is on the run, described as "armed and dangerous" and suspected of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Two brothers, one now dead, one alive and at large. After hours of only grainy images of two men in baseball caps to go on, a portrait gradually started emerging Friday of the men suspected in the attack.

They came from the Russian region near Chechnya, which has been plagued by an Islamic insurgency stemming from separatist wars.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's page on the Russian social networking site Vkontakte says he attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, graduating in 2011, the year he won the scholarship, which was celebrated with a reception at City Hall, according to a news release issued at the time.

Before moving to the United States, he attended School No. 1 in Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan, a predominantly Muslim republic in Russia's North Caucasus that has become an epicenter of the Islamic insurgency that spilled over from Chechnya. On the site, he describes himself as speaking Chechen as well as English and Russian. His world view is described as "Islam"...
[Associated Press]
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2 comments:

John Vagabond said...

With any luck, this guy was a lone wolf. Thatcher's funeral and the London Marathon are on this week - the increased security bill will be unimaginable if some terrorist organisation decides to take responsibility.

Bruce said...

With several unexploded devices, it could be an amateur attempt by a lone jihadi. On the other hand, there was a failed attempt to get a van past security that may be related and indicate a more sophisticated attempt. The van was turned away at a checkpoint after claiming they were delivering medical supplies...that was prior to any explosions.

I did not realize the London events were so soon.

I pray the world tires of this jihad crap.
Thankx for your comments and for being a consistent reader...I am grateful.