April 28, 2013 7:58 am

Boston bombing suspects’ father postpones trip to US from Russia because of poor health

A frame grab from a video taken on April 19, 2013, shows Anzor Tsarnaev, the father of the suspected Boston bombers, brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnayev, speaking with journalists at home Makhachkala, the capital Russia's North Caucasus region of Dagestan.

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MAKHACHKALA, Russia – The father of the two Boston bombing suspects says he is postponing a trip to the United States because of poor health.

Anzor Tsarnaev told The Associated Press on Sunday that he is “really sick” and his blood pressure had spiked.

Tsarnaev said last week that he planned to travel from Russia to the U.S. with the hope of seeing his younger son, who is under arrest, and burying his elder son, who was killed in a clash with police.

Tsarnaev confirmed that he is staying in Chechnya, a province in southern Russia, but did not specify whether he was hospitalized.

Until Friday, he and the suspects’ mother had been living in the neighbouring province of Dagestan.

© The Associated Press, 2013

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