Money Man Sought in NY Bomb Plot

Officials have the name of carrier linked to bomb purchases
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser User
Posted May 7, 2010 4:40 AM CDT
Faisal Shahzad at Phantom Fireworks, where he reportedly bought some of the explosive materials he used in the failed car bomb attempt in Times Square.   (AP Photo/B.J. Alan Company)

(Newser) – Investigators are on the hunt for a courier who funneled cash to Faisal Shahzad ahead of his failed Times Square car bombing. Officials have the name of someone who helped Shahzad pay for the second-hand sport utility vehicle and other materials he used to build the gasoline-and-propane bomb he has admitted to placing in the vehicle, say officials. A US law enforcement team is now in Pakistan, investigating potential terror links, AP notes.

The search may help authorities ascertain if Shahzad had ties to militant groups abroad. The Pakistani Talibani initially claimed responsibility, but have since denied an association with the would-be bomber.

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