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Oregon man admits helping suicide bombers in Pakistan


Oregon: On Friday an Oregon man was found guilty, according to the courts he was involved in helping people linked to suicide bombs in Pakistan, including attack on the headquarters of Pakistan’s intelligence service in 2009 that killed about 30 people.


Reaz Qadir Khan, a naturalized US citizen living in Portland, admitted in a plea entered in US District Court that he provided advice and financial aid to the Maldives-based wives of the bomber, while knowing that this aid would prevent their capture.

He was arrested in 2013 on allegation that he had contact and have provided financial assistance to the Maldivian bomber, Ali Jaleel and his family.


Khan, a 51-year old waste-water treatment plant operator and is father of three children, is native of Pakistan.

Pakistan’s government believe that the attack was done by Jaleel and two other people, was revenge of the army operation against Taliban in Swat region.

On this US prosecutors said, later, video released by AL Qaeda media wing showed Jaleel taking responsibility for the attack , as well as preparing of the attack at a training camp believed to be in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan.

The US Department of Justice said in a statement that under the plea agreement, the defense and government were jointly recommending a prison term of 87 months for Khan. His sentencing is scheduled for June 8.

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