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Originally published Monday, April 22, 2013 at 6:25 PM

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Kazakhstan ministry: Duo may have known suspects

Two foreign nationals arrested Saturday on immigration violations are from Kazakhstan and may have known the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, according to a statement released Monday by the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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BOSTON —

Two foreign nationals arrested Saturday on immigration violations are from Kazakhstan and may have known the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, according to a statement released Monday by the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The foreign ministry said U.S. authorities came across the students while searching for "possible links and contacts" to bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-KHAR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv). The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth student was charged Monday in the attack.

Officials have not disclosed the names of the nationals, who the ministry said were found to have "violated the U.S. visa regime." The country's consul is in Boston to work with the students and their families, the statement said.

The ministry Monday reaffirmed its cooperation with the U.S. on terrorism and emphasized that it "strongly condemns terrorism" in any form.

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