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Kazakhs Charged With Impeding Boston Bombing Probe


Boston marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (right) poses with Azamat Tazhayakov (left) and Dias Kadyrbaev in an undated photo taken in New York.

Boston marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (right) poses with Azamat Tazhayakov (left) and Dias Kadyrbaev in an undated photo taken in New York.

Two college students from Kazakhstan have been indicted on obstruction of justice charges for allegedly trying to hide evidence related to the Boston Marathon bombing.

The April 15 bombing left three people dead and scores injured. Dias Kadyrbaev and Azamat Tazhayakov, both 19, were college friends of surviving bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

They are charged with removing a backpack containing fireworks and a laptop from Tsarnaev's dorm room after the bombing.

They were first charged on May 1 with conspiracy, and are in federal custody.

They could face up to 20 years in prison and also the possibility of deportation.

Tsarnaev is in federal custody awaiting trial on charges that could bring the death penalty.

His older brother, Tamerlan, also a suspect in the bombing, died in a gunbattle with police.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AP, and AFP
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