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Bangladeshi Man Arraigned After Attempted Terrorist Attack on Lower Manhattan

Oct 18th, 2012 al-Qaida, Current Affairs

The Wall Street Journal reports that 21-year old Quazi Mohammad Rezwanui Ahsan Nafis was arrested after allegedly attempting to repeatedly detonate 1,000 pounds of bomb material located outside the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in lower Manhattan.

 

Similar to the attempted terrorist attack in Chicago a number of weeks ago, the WSJ article states that Nafis was arrested after an FBI sting operation. Moreover, according to WSJ, Nafis, who is being held without bail after yesterday’s brief arraignment, is being charged with attempted use of weapons of mass destruction and attempting to provide material support to al-Qaeda. The article comments that the contents of the criminal complaint assert the following:

[T]he FBI and New York Police Department learned of Mr. Nafis’s intent to commit an act of terrorism when he tried to recruit an FBI informant to form a terrorist cell.

You can find the full WSJ article here.

You can read the complaint here.

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