This April 25, 2013 file photo shows the mother of the two Boston bombing suspects, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, left, speaking at a news conference in Makhachkala, the southern Russian province of Dagestan. Two government officials tell The Associated Press that U.S. intelligence agencies added the Boston bombing suspects' mother to a federal terrorism database about 18 months before the attack. At right is her sister-in-law Maryam. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev, File)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. intelligence official is reviewing how sensitive information was shared before the deadly Boston Marathon bombings to determine whether anything was missed that could have stopped the suspects blamed for the attacks.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper agreed to the review by the Intelligence Community Inspector General across the 16 intelligence agencies. Lawmakers have suggested that an intelligence breakdown may have contributed to the attacks.
DNI spokesman Shawn Turner says Clapper believes his agencies shared information appropriately.
Turner says the review is limited to the handling of information related to the suspects prior to the attack.
The review was first reported by The Boston Globe.
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