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April 29, 2013 1:10 am

FBI Seeking to Determine if Boston Bombers Were Trained

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The scene from the fifth floor of the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston following Monday's Boston Marathon bombings. Photo: Courtesy of Kevin Goodman.

Times of Israel – The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said Sunday that the FBI is investigating in the United States and overseas to determine whether the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing received training that helped them carry out the attack.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, is charged with joining with his older brother, Tamerlan, who’s now dead, in setting off the shrapnel-packed pressure-cooker bombs. The bombs were triggered by a remote detonator of the kind used in remote-control toys, U.S. officials have said.

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