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`Recovering` Boston bombing suspect now walking

Surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is recovering and has started to walk, his mother has said.

Updated: May 31, 2013, 15:10 PM IST

London: Surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is recovering and has started to walk, his mother has said.

In an interview to an international news agency, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva said her son told her during a telephonic conversation that he and his brother, killed in a police manhunt after the blasts, were innocent.

According to the BBC, Tsarnaev, who was shot and injured during the manhunt, is currently being held in a prison hospital.

Zubeidat said that it was the first conversation she had had with son since he has been held in custody.

The Tsarnaev family has continued to claim that their son is innocent.

The Boston Marathon bombings on April 15 left three people dead and more than 260 others injured.

ANI