Rep. Peter King says Chechnya-linked violence has never occurred on U.S. soil

The Boston Marathon bombing suspects originated from the

The Boston Marathon bombing suspects originated from the remote Russian region. (Credit: News 12)

SEAFORD - News 12 Long Island is taking a closer look at Chechnya, the remote Russian region that the Boston Marathon bombing suspects once called home.

Chechen rebels have admitted to suicide bombings, a radiological attack and the murder of hundreds of schoolchildren. But these acts, however heinous, were only directed at Russia in Chechnya's war for independence. 

Yet this is the first time Chechens have perpetrated an attack on U.S. soil, according to Rep. Peter King. "We really have to see if this was two brothers acting by themselves or whether there is actually community support," the congressman said. 

In Glen Cove, members of the town's sizable Russian-American population say the men likely acted out of religious fanaticism. 

Yet this is the first time Chechens have perpetrated an attack on U.S. soil, according to Rep. Peter King. "We really have to see if this was two brothers acting by themselves or whether there is actually community support," the congressman said.

In Glen Cove, members of the town's sizable Russian-American population say the men likely acted out of religious fanaticism.
 

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