April 30th, 2013
08:23 AM ET

Boston probe eyes slain Canadian jihadist, source says

Federal agents are looking into possible links between dead Boston Marathon bomb suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev and a Canadian boxer-turned-jihadist killed by Russian troops in 2012, a source being briefed on the investigation said Monday.

William Plotnikov and six others died in a firefight with Russian forces in the southwestern republic of Dagestan in July 2012, while Tsarnaev was visiting the region, the source said. The 23-year-old Plotnikov was born in Russia, but his family moved to Canada when he was a teenager.

The source said Plotnikov's body was prepared for burial by a local imam on July 14. Tsarnaev flew out of Dagestan two days later, arriving in New York on July 17. Investigators are looking into the possibility he left because of Plotnikov's death, the source said.

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  1. chrissy

    Lol @ saywhat i did read them before they were deleted. Dont know why they are even bothering tho since TJI has become the *red~headed stepchild* apparantly. Anyway my question is how can they say theyve arrested them if they currently have no charges? Wouldnt that really mean theyve been brought in for questioning?

    May 1, 2013 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Blocked from responding @ saywhat. This site is becomming quite the PITA!

    May 1, 2013 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    These suspects, two from Khazakistan & one Phillippo a U.S citizen have been charged with obstruction of justice & making false statements.
    For some reason media is not showing American's pic.

    May 1, 2013 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  4. 1608®

    5y.o. accidentally shoots and killed his 2y.o. sister. In Burkesville Ky

    May 1, 2013 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
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