A history of terrorism out of Chechnya

April 20, 2013 4:21 AM

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A history of terrorism out of Chechnya

It appears unlikely that oppression of Chechnya's Muslim majority instigated the Boston bombings, but localized tensions have spilled across borders before.

A massive Russian crackdown on Chechnya's bid for independence in the 1990s and the installation of loyal leaders there pushed the Caucasus Muslim enclave from the headlines years ago. But resentment has festered and at times bled into the global holy war being waged by Islamic militants.

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