Times Square bomb plotter a "disturbed individual": Pak Embassy

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Washington, May 5 (ANI): The Pakistani Embassy in Washington has described Faisal Shahzad, an American civilian of Pakistani origin who was accused of plotting the failed Times Square bombing, as a "disturbed individual."

Assuring the US of all help in investigations, the Pakistan Embassy's spokesperson, Nadeem Haider Kiani, said initial reports suggested that Shahzad is a " disturbed individual."

"It's too soon to tell exactly what motivated the bomber," Kiani said.

Kiani also parried questions about reports regarding some men being arrested in Pakistan in connection with the terror plot, saying he was 'unaware' about any such development.

Earlier, Pakistan's Ambasssador to the US, Hussain Haqqani said Islamabad is ready to lend all support to Washington in the probe, and hinted at Shahzad being a "misguided individual."

"An overwhelming majority of Pakistani Americans share the aspirations of civilized people everywhere for a terror-free world and should be seen as allies against the misguided individuals who undertake or plan acts of terror," The News quoted Haqqani, as saying.

Shahzad, 30, was arrested on Tuesday while trying to board a plane to Dubai. Soon after his arrest, media reports said eight to ten people had also been arrested in Pakistan in connection with the failed bombing plot.

US officials said Shahzad has admitted to his role in the bombing plot, and added that he had received bomb-making training in Pakistan's restive tribal region along the country's border with Afghanistan. (ANI)

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