Ailina and Bella Tsarnaev, the sisters of Boston bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar, released the following statement:

 

Our heart goes out the victims of last week's bombing. It saddens us to see so many innocent people hurt after such a callous act. As a family, we are absolutely devastated by the sense of loss and sorrow this has caused. We don't have any answers but we look forward to a thorough investigation and hope to learn more. We ask the media to respect our privacy during this difficult time.