Times Square Suspect Indicted
Feds allege training, funds from Pakistani Taliban
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 17, 2010 6:24 PM CDT

(Newser) – Times Square bomb suspect Faisal Shahzad was charged today with 10 terrorism and weapons counts in an indictment that accuses him of receiving explosives training and financial help from the Pakistani Taliban. The indictment returned by a grand jury in US District Court in Manhattan added five charges to the original case against the 30-year-old Shahzad and detailed in greater depth his alleged financing, saying Shahzad had received a total of $12,000 from the militant group through cash drop-offs in Massachusetts and Long Island.

"The facts alleged in this indictment show that the Pakistani Taliban facilitated Faisal Shahzad's attempted attack on American soil," said Attorney General Eric Holder. The indictment alleged that Shahzad received explosives training in Waziristan, Pakistan, in December 2009 from trainers affiliated with Tehrik-e-Taliban, a Pakistan-based militant extremist group. The affiliation with the group led to financing as well, the indictment alleged.

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