Posts Tagged ‘bomb’

Times Square car bomb suspect pleads guilty in NYC, says ‘we will be attacking US’

Calling himself a Muslim soldier, a defiant Pakistan-born U.S. citizen pleaded guilty Monday to carrying out the failed Times Square car bombing and left a sinister warning that unless the U.S. leaves Muslim lands alone, “we will be attacking U.S.” Faisal Shahzad entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Manhattan just days after a federal grand jury indicted him on 10 terrorism and weapons counts, some of which carry mandatory life sentences. He pleaded guilty to them all. ... read more >>

26 killed killed as armed gang attacks Iraq’s Central Bank

In the latest of a series of violent robberies blamed on current or former insurgents, the attackers executed a well-planned attack as the bank was closing. A suicide bomber wearing the uniform of a captain in the Iraqi army detonated a bomb outside the building shortly before 3pm. A series of six to eight car bomb explosions around the bank building then followed. ... read more >>

From tourist to terrorist: The mystery over Times Square bomber’s motives deepens

Posing for a photo with a group of friends in Times Square, Faisal Shahzad smiles like any other tourist dazzled by New York’s iconic bright lights. Yet less than two years later, the Pakistani-American is accused of trying to car-bomb the area in revenge for U.S. drone attacks that killed Taliban leaders. The married father-of-two is believed to have been working alone when he began preparing the attack almost immediately after returning from his native land in February. ... read more >>

Suspect arrested in NY Times Square bomb investigation

A man has been arrested over Saturday’s failed car bombing in Times Square as he was trying to leave the country. US investigators say the suspect, an American citizen of Pakistani origin, was identified at midnight at John F. Kennedy International Airport and is now being held in custody in New York. ... read more >>

Terror in Times Square: CCTV footage shows white suspect changing his clothes

New York car bomb investigators are looking into claims a man pictured on CCTV footage soon before the vehicle began smoking was behind the attempted terrorist attack. The white man aged in his 40s was caught on camera active in a ‘furtive manner’ at the scene and changing out of a dark jumper to reveal a red shirt underneath. ... read more >>