GROZNY, Russia - The father of a Chechen immigrant shot by U.S. law enforcement agents in Florida while being questioned about his ties to a Boston Marathon bombings suspect says he regrets allowing his son to go to the United States.
The father, Abdul-Baki Todashev, says his son went to the U.S. five or six years ago to study English. He adds that he agreed to his son remaining in the U.S. "because it seemed like the safest country."
Chechnya has been ravaged by fighting, and the family's red-brick house in Grozny still bears the marks of shrapnel.
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