Boston Bombers Learned to Make Bombs Online

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev claims that he and his brother learned how to make explosive devices from Inspire Magazine, published online by al-Qaeda.

Posted on 4/23/2013

The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon attack has told investigators that he and his brother got instructions on building bombs from an online magazine published by al Qaeda, federal law enforcement officials told NBC News.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told investigators that the brothers read the instructions in Inspire, an online, English-language magazine that terror monitoring groups say al Qaeda began publishing in 2010.

The magazine has twice included articles on building bombs with kitchen pressure cookers — the method investigators say Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan, used in the Boston attack.


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