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Father of man shot in Boston probe shares regrets

Father of man shot in Boston probe shares regrets

The father of a Chechen immigrant shot by U.S. law enforcement agents while being questioned about his ties to a Boston Marathon bombings suspect says he regrets allowing his son to go to the United States.
The 27-year-old Ibragim Todashev was a mixed martial arts fighter who had trained with Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and his father said they had bonded because of their shared interests and ethnic heritage as Chechens from southern Russia.
The father, Abdul-Baki Todashev, said Thursday that his son went to the U.S. five or six years ago to study English. He said he agreed to his son remaining in the U.S. "because it seemed like the safest country."
Chechnya has been ravaged by fighting, and the family's red-brick house in Grozny still bears the marks of shrapnel.


Updated : 2021-04-11 15:33 GMT+08:00