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Uncle of bomb suspects calls them ‘losers’

WASHINGTON — The uncle of two suspected Boston Marathon bombers described the young men as “losers’’ and suggested they had trouble assimilating in the United States after their father brought them to Cambridge in early 2003.

Asked by reporters outside his suburban Maryland home why brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev would have planted bombs near the finish line, Ruslan Tsarni said his nephews were not radical Muslims or militant Chechens, although he said he had little or no contact with them for the last eight years.

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