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Report: Boston Bombings Suspect Wrote Message On Boat

A combo photo shows Tamerlan (left) and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
A combo photo shows Tamerlan (left) and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
A CBS News report says Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wrote a handwritten message describing the attacks as retribution for U.S. wars in Muslim countries.

CBS News, citing anonynous sources, reported that Tsarnaev wrote the message on the wall of the boat where he was found days after the April 15 bombings, which killed three people and injured 264.

CBS News reporter John Miller said, "Basically, the note says...the bombings were retribution for the U.S. crimes against Muslims in places like Iraq and Afghanistan and that the victims of the Boston bombing were 'collateral damage,' the same way innocent victims have been collateral damage in U.S. wars around the world."

Tsarnaev, 19, described his older brother and fellow suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, who died in a gunbattle with police, as "a martyr."