Hot Issue – A Profile of Mahmud Mansur Nidal: The Alleged Dagestani Connection to Boston Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev

Mahmud Mansur Nidal (standing far right) (Source: Kommersant)

In connection with the tragic events in Boston, some Western journalists have started pursuing sensational angles to the story concerning the purported ties between the alleged elder Boston Marathon bomber, Tamerlan Tsnarnaev, and a Dagestani militant who went by the name of Mahmud Mansur Nidal (see ABC News, April 30).  Nidal’s name recently surfaced in connection to Tamerlan, who visited Dagestan in 2012 and reportedly made contact with this deceased Dagestani militant.  

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