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Parents say bombing suspects are innocent

MAKHACHKALA, Russia — The parents of the two men accused of the bomb attack that killed three people and wounded more than 260 near the finish line of the Boston Marathon insisted Thursday that their sons were innocent and had no connection to radical Islam.

In an outpouring of anguish and anger at a news conference here in the capital of Dagestan, the parents, Anzor and Zubeidat Tsarnaev, also made accusations of a conspiracy in which the U.S. authorities murdered their older son, Tamerlan, after seizing him.

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