War-torn Caucasus may be at root of the brothers' rage

April 19, 2013 9:23 PM

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War-torn Caucasus may be at root of the brothers' rage

The homeland of the suspects in the Boston Marathon tragedy was ravaged by two especially brutal wars in the 1990s and 2000s, which could have left deep scars.

MOSCOW — The journey that led two brothers to bomb the Boston Marathon has its roots in the strife-ridden violent Muslim region of Russia known as North Caucasus, where jihadists have been trying to take over for years, an expert says.

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