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News ID: 932
Publish Date: 9:39 - 28 April 2013
TEHRAN, YJC. -- A new report says that the mother of the two suspects of the Boston Marathon twin bombings had been placed in a US terror database in 2011.
Two officials from the United States intelligence agencies made the remarks, the Associated Press reported on Saturday.

According to the report, in the fall of 2011, the CIA asked for Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older suspect who is now dead, and his mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, to be added to a terrorist database.

The mother called the allegation "lies and hypocrisy," saying she had never been linked to crimes or terrorism.

Earlier in the day, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect, was transferred from a hospital, where he had been held for about seven days, to a prison in central Massachusetts.

On April 15, the twin bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon killed three people and injured more than 170.

Nineteen-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the bombings, has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction.

Dzhokhar was wounded and his 26-year-old brother Tamerlan was killed in a shootout with police on April 19.

Meanwhile, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that Dzhokhar cited the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as major influences for his role in the bombings.

Experts argued that the pressure cooker-type bombs used in the bombings resembled weapons used by the US military, including antipersonnel land mines and internationally-banned cluster munitions, as bits of maiming steel are used to cause maximum widespread casualties and structural damage.

Press TV.

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