'Older Boston bombing suspect spoke of 'jihad' with mother'

April 28, 2013 03:01

WASHINGTON - The older suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings spoke to his mother about "jihad" in a 2011 phone call secretly recorded by Russian officials, CBS News reported on Saturday.

US authorities learned of the wiretapped discussion between Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of two ethnic Chechen brothers suspected of carrying out the April 15 blasts in Boston, and Zubeidat Tsarnaeva within the last few days, CBS said.It provided no other details.

CNN quoted US Attorney General Eric Holder as saying that the matter was "ongoing" and that he could not comment on it.

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