Not that the young Tsarnaev brothers could have picked up anything from their environment. “4 dead, 44 hurt in Dagestan bombing, security officials say,” by Nick Paton Walsh for CNN, May 20 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Makhachkala, Dagestan (CNN) — At least four people are dead and 44 are injured after two bombs exploded Monday in Russia’s volatile North Caucasus region, the Ministry of Health’s website says.
Thirty-one of the injured were hospitalized, it says.
The incident — which occurred in Makhachkala, capital of the semi-autonomous republic of Dagestan — also caused significant damage. Security officials say they believe law enforcement officers may have been the target because the explosion occurred outside a local marshal’s building.
One car bomb was discovered by a police patrol, who called in a unit to defuse it. Before that could be done, the bomb went off, but the explosion was minor, security officials said. Then, as a crowd of people gathered, a second, more powerful device detonated, causing the casualties.
An Islamic insurgency has taken hold in the North Caucasus and there is a strong presence of Islamic militants fighting Moscow’s rule.
Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev — the suspects in the Boston Marathon terror attack last month — had ties with the region. The brothers are ethnic Chechens who lived in Kyrgyzstan and Dagestan….