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New York City subway bomb plotter found guilty

A jury in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York [official website] on Tuesday convicted naturalized American citizen Adis Medunjanin for his role in a conspiracy to bomb the New York City subway system in September 2009. Medunjanin, a Bosnian immigrant, was convicted on all nine counts, including conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction, providing material support to al Qaeda and receiving military training from al Qaeda. Prosecutors alleged that he traveled to Pakistan seeking to join the Taliban but was recruited by al Qaeda for a suicide mission in the US. Medunjanin was originally indicted in January 2010 with an amended indictment [JURIST reports] filed that July. Sentencing is scheduled for September 7.

Medunjanin's alleged co-conspirators, Najibullah Zazi and Zarein Ahmedzay [JURIST reports] have both pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing. Both men testified against Medunjanin. All three men allegedly traveled together to Pakistan to receive al Qaeda training.

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