Al-Qaeda Magazine “Inspire” Found on Bomber Widow’s Computer
Federal officials investigating the Boston bombings have discovered the al-Qaeda magazine “Inspire” on Katherine Russell‘s computer and explosive residue throughout her home. Russell, who was married to Tamerlan Tsarnaev, is reportedly no longer cooperating with investigators.
The Daily Mail reported:
Federal officials investigating the Boston bombings have discovered radical Islamist materials on a computer belonging to the widow of the deceased suspect, it has been revealed.
Katherine Russell, 24, has repeatedly claimed through her attorney that she knew nothing about the deadly April 15 bombings allegedly set off by her late husband, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and his younger brother, Dzhokhar.
However, the discovery of al Qaeda’s Inspire magazine on Russell’s computer, along with the presence of explosive residue throughout their home, have raised new questions about Russell’s possible involvement in the act of terror.
According to a government document obtained by NBC News, an analysis of the bombs used at the Boston Marathon and pipe bombs that the Tsarnaevs had allegedly thrown at police may have been built following instructions that appeared in an Inspire article titled: Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom.
Officials have yet to determine whether the Islamist files found in Russell’s possession belonged to the 24-year-old mother, her late 26-year-old husband or a third party, a source told The Washington Post.
Federal officials reported today that the widow of Tamerlan Tsarnaev spoke to her husband the night the FBI released pictures of him.