In Pics: Boston bombers are brothers from Russian Caucasus

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Boston, April 19: Boston police have confirmed that Suspect 2 is 19 year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The hunt for Dzhokhar is on at Watertown, a suburb of Boston. It has also been confirmed that the dead suspect is Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

Both are brother and they are originally from the Russian Caucasus. They had moved to Kazakhstan at a young age before coming to the United States several years ago.

Meanwhile, the Greater Boston area is under massive lockdown. All public transport and taxi services have been suspended in Boston until further notice, Boston police have announced.

The aviation authorities have suspended air services over the city. Edward Davis, the police commissioner of Boston has asked the people to report anything suspicious.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick said today that there is a massive manhunt under way for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. He confirmed that all public transport has been suspended. He asked the people to stay indoors with their doors locked and not to open their doors to anyone except a police officers - in "all of Boston".

How the drama began

The drama began late Thursday (US local time) with the robbery of a 7/11 convenience store. This was after the FBI released images of two suspects.

Soon after, in Cambridge, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer was fatally shot while he sat in his car. The police believe the bombing suspects were responsible for the shooting.

The brothers then hijacked a Mercedes car at gunpoint in Cambridge. They released the driver a half-hour later. As police picked up the chase, they threw explosives and shot at officers.

The officers fired back, wounding Tamerlan. He died at Beth Israel Hospital. He had bullet wounds and injuries from an explosion, according to officials. Dzhokhar apparently escaped on foot.

Who are the terror siblings?

According to the Russian social networking site Vkontakte, Tsarnaev Tamerlan graduated from the Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, a Massachusetts high school two years agao. He had schooling in Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan, from 1999 to 2001.

He was a good student as he received a $2,500 scholarship in 2011 to pursue college. He was also named a wrestling all-star at his high school the same year. He wanted to become a engineer.

A posting on a social media site in his name included the comments: "I don't have a single American friend. I don't understand them."

Tsarnaev wrote he considers "career and money" most important in life. As his worldview, he wrote: "Islam".

He knew English, Russian and Chechen, and affiliated to groups devoted to Chechnya.

Tsarnaev was born on 22 July 1993, just before a fierce battle for independence broke out in the republic of Chechnya. Over time, the independence movement grew increasingly Islamist in character.

Tsarnaev follows several pages devoted to Islam. He also lists one of his favorite songs as Hey Sexy Lady"by Shaggy. But Tamerlan seemed anti-American and did not like Thanksgiving.

Boston bombers are brothers

Boston bombers are brothers

This combination of images released by the FBI shows two suspects (Dzhokhar Tsarnaev), left, in white cap, and suspect number 1 (Tamerlan Tsarnaev), right, in black cap.

Boston bombers are brothers

Boston bombers are brothers

This frame grab from a video released by the FBI on Thursday shows law enforcement officials in action in Boston on Thursday.

Boston bombers are brothers

Boston bombers are brothers

This frame grab from a video released by the FBI on shows Tamerlan Tsarnaev in black cap in Boston on Monday at the Boston Marathon venue.

Boston bombers are brothers

Boston bombers are brothers

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive for an interfaith healing service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston on Thursday, April 18, 2013, for victims of Monday's Boston Marathon explosions.

Boston bombers are brothers

Boston bombers are brothers

Investigators inspect the roof of a building adjacent to the area where a bomb exploded near the Boston Marathon finish line on Thursday, April 18, 2013, in Boston.

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