William Plotnikov

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Tamerlan 'Disappeared' After Jihadist Was Killed: Report

Russian official reveals agents lost track of Tsarnaev 2 days after death

(Newser) - More details are trickling out about Tamerlan Tsarnaev's possible ties to William Plotnikov , a 23-year-old killed in a shootout with Russian counterterror forces in 2012. The AP spoke to an unnamed official with Russia's Anti-Extremism Center who confirms that Tsarnaev "disappeared" just two days after the jihadist'... More »

Is Dead 23-Year-Old a Boston Bombing Clue?

FBI investigates whether Tsarnaev met William Plotnikov

(Newser) - As the FBI investigates Tamerlan Tsarnaev's Russian contacts, one name in particular is drawing attention: that of William Plotnikov, a 23-year-old killed in a shootout with Russian counterterror forces in 2012. Within days of Plotnikov's July 14 death, Tsarnaev returned to the US in what Time terms "... More »

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