Two jihadis plotting to target Americans arrested

Posted By: Samyuktha
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New Delhi, Jun 7: Months after arresting the terrorist behind the attempted Times Square bombing, Faisal Shahzad, the Federal Bureau of Investigation nabbed two other men, who were jihadis on their way to Somalia

Incidentally, both the terror suspects were arrested at the JFK airport, which was where even Faisal Shahzad was netted.

The two men, identified as Mohamed Mahmoud Alessa and Carlos Eduardo Almonte, were preparing to take separate flights to Egypt on their way to Somalia, where they planned on joining terror outfits.

Both the men, who were in their twenties, have been charged with conspiring to kill, maim and kidnap people outside the US, reported CNN quoting court documents.

The FBI made the arrests after it recieved a tip-off on the suspicious behaviour of the Alessa and Almonte.

"Every time they access the Internet, all they look for is all those terrorist videos. They keep saying that Americans are their enemies, that everybody other than Islamic followers are their enemies... and they all must be killed," the tip-off said.

Responding to this, a New York Police Department undercover officer began tracking the activities of two men and even recorded numerous meetings and conversations with the two men.

"During those meetings, they discussed a plan under which they would save thousands of dollars and physically condition themselves through paintball and other training, then acquire military gear and apparel for use overseas, and buy plane tickets to Egypt with the intent to travel to Somalia," the prosecutors are quoted as saying.

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