The Boston-Bomber Trail: Fresh Clues in Rural Dagestan

April 29, 2013

The incongruous tombstone of a Canadian mujahid stands on a lush hill at the edge of Utamysh, a village in southern Russia’s Dagestan region, within reach of the salty breeze that comes off the Caspian Sea. The riddles of the life it demarcates — the ones U.S. investigators are now reportedly studying in connection to the Boston Marathon bombings — start to become apparent even from the stone’s inscription.