Uzbek Man Nabbed in Idaho Over Terror Plot
Fazliddin Kurbanov charged with helping foreign terrorist organization
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted May 17, 2013 3:24 AM CDT
Updated May 17, 2013 5:13 AM CDT
An Uzbek man has been arrested in Idaho.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – An Uzbek man has been arrested in Idaho and charged with helping a foreign terrorist organization make a bomb. "Any potential threat posed" by Fazliddin Kurbanov has been "contained," federal agents say. He was also charged with possessing bomb parts, the New York Times reports, and he's set to appear in federal court today in Boise. According to US officials, Kurbanov worked with the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan starting last August.

He gave the group software and funding for a project "involving a weapon of mass destruction" for a foreign attack. He also had chemicals and items like a hollow hand grenade "intended for use in converting any device into a destructive device," and he provided instructions—including through online videos—on how to create explosives, authorities say.

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May 17, 2013 3:51 PM CDT
An Islamic radicalized terrorist would stick out like a sore thumb in white, conservative Idaho.
May 17, 2013 9:59 AM CDT
now he will get a job with the cia!
May 17, 2013 6:57 AM CDT
That's it, move to some podunck town in Idaho with an accent like Bella Lugosi AKA Dracula. How did he get in this country , a student Visa ? BTW are those two assholes that were school chums of that surviving scum bag still in this country going to College ? I'll bet they are. If we had the right government they would have been on a plane back to Transylvania or there abouts months ago.