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N.Y. man convicted in subway bombing plot

Posted on May 2, 2012

NEW YORK — A federal jury found Adis Medunjanin, a U.S. citizen, guilty of planning a coordinated suicide bomb attack on New York City subways in 2009 at the command of al Qaeda operatives, The Christian Science Monitor reported.

Medunjanin was convicted of all nine charges, including conspiring to carry out a suicide attack on American soil, receiving military training from al Qaeda and plotting to kill U.S. soldiers fighting in Afghanistan. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. For the full story, click here.

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