US war in Iraq and Afghanistan motivated Boston bombers: report

UsDzhokhar Tsarnaev, has been communicating with federal authorities in a limited fashion. (Reuters)

Dzhokhar told investigators the attack was devised from the Internet, ABC news reported. Republican Senator Marco Rubio made a similar statement after a classified FBI briefing.

"The increasing signals are that these were individuals who were radicalised, especially the older brother, over a period of time - radicalized by Islamist fundamentalist terrorists, basically using Internet sources to gain not just the types of philosophical beliefs that radicalized them, but also learning components of how to do these sorts of things," Rubio told reporters.

"This is a new element of terrorism that we have to face in our country. We need to be prepared for Boston-type attacks, not just 9/11-type attacks," he said.

Please read our terms of use before posting comments
TERMS OF USE: The views expressed in comments published on indianexpress.com are those of the comment writer's alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of The Indian Express Group or its staff. Comments are automatically posted live; however, indianexpress.com reserves the right to take it down at any time. We also reserve the right not to publish comments that are abusive, obscene, inflammatory, derogatory or defamatory.