Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev motivated by religion, officials say
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two U.S. officials say preliminary evidence from an interrogation suggests the suspects in the Boston Marathon attack were motivated by religion but were apparently not tied to any Islamic terrorist groups.
Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, from southern Russia, practiced Islam.
The U.S. officials spoke Monday on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the investigation.
Tamerlan, 26, died in a police shootout Friday. Dzhokhar, 19, was formally charged Monday after being questioned by federal officials in his hospital room where he is recovering from multiple injuries.
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