Shazvad Received Bomb Training in Pakistan

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    Breaking news:

    Times Square bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad told interrogators that he received training in bomb making during a recent five-month trip to Pakistan, according to a senior U.S. official familiar with the matter.

    The official said Mr. Shahzad received his training in the tribal region of Waziristan bordering the Afghan border. South Waziristan is currently the site of a continuing Pakistani military offensive against Islamic militants affiliated with al Qaeda. The region of North Waziristan is the locus of the Central Intelligence Agency campaign to kill militants with unmanned drone strikes.

    Mr. Shahzad, a 30-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen originally from Karachi, returned in February from a five-month visit to Pakistan, authorities said. He told Federal Bureau of Investigation interrogators that he acted alone in the botched bombing attempt on Saturday.

    Investigators are still pursuing leads and combing through evidence that may point to additional plotters in the U.S. or abroad. Nothing has been ruled out by investigators, officials said.

    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Mr. Shahzad is providing useful information to law-enforcement officials. Mr. Shahzad was arrested late Monday while aboard a flight destined for Dubai and eventually Pakistan.

    Mr. Holder, speaking at a news conference, characterized the botched attack as one that "transcended national borders," but had no information on reports of related arrests in Karachi. He said the act was a "terrorist plot aimed at killing Americans."

    Mr. Holder said Mr. Shahzad will face terrorism and weapons of mass destruction charges. Mr. Shahzad was expected to appear in court Tuesday afternoon.

    Pakistan police have detained at least four people in connection with the investigation, Pakistani intelligence sources said. The suspects, who were not named and have not been charged, were picked up in a raid on Gulshan-E-Iqbal, a suburb of Karachi...


    Faisal Shahzad Says He Received Bomb Training - WSJ.com
     
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    Well, I'm sure glad we admitted him to the U.S. Liberals would whine it was racist if we didn't.
     
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    What the fuck kinda bomb training was THAT?
    He should demand his money back.
     

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