Qaeda chief warns US over execution of Boston marathon bomber

Al Qaeda leader, Ayman al-Zawahri, warns the US of serious consequences in an online video message. (Photo: Reuters)

Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri warned the United States of the “gravest consequences” if Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev or any other Muslim prisoner is executed.

Tsarnaev, named in Zawahri’s online video message, was sentenced to death by lethal injection on June 24 last year for the 2013 bomb attack which killed three people and injured more than 260.

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