Publication DateOct 18, 2012 3:10 pm
Duration134 seconds

New York, Oct 18 (ANI): The New York Police Department (NYPD) has confirmed that the Bangladeshi man who was arrested on Wednesday following a sting operation came to the United States with the intent to commit a terrorist act. 21 years old Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, allegedly attempted to blow up the New York Federal Reserve Bank. Nafis considered several targets for his attack, including the New York Stock Exchange and high ranking government officials. The police also said that Anwar al Awlaki, an American born militant killed in a CIA drone strike last September, was of major influence to Nafis.

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