NY bomb sus­pect charged with at­tempted mur­der

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NEW YORK: An Afghan-born Amer­i­can was charged yes­ter­day with at­tempted mur­der af­ter be­ing shot and cap­tured in con­nec­tion with bomb­ings in New York and New Jer­sey, thrust­ing se­cu­rity fears into the heart of the elec­tion.

Satur­day’s at­tacks, which woun d e d 29 peo­ple in Man­hat­tan and can­celled a US Marine Corps race in New Jer­sey, came on the same day that a So­ma­l­iAmer­i­can with pos­si­ble links to the Is­lamic State (IS) group went on a stab­bing ram­page in Min­nesota, wound­ing nine.

Pres­i­dent Barack Obama, in New York at the UN Gen­eral As­sem­bly with world lead­ers, called on Amer­i­cans “not to suc­cumb to fear” as pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates Hil­lary Clin­ton and Don­ald Trump sparred over how best to com­bat ter­ror at­tacks.

Obama stressed that in­ves­ti­ga­tors saw no con­nec­tion be­tween the East Coast bomb­ings and the Min­nesota stab­bings.

Ah­mad Khan Ra­hami (pix), 28, was ap­pre­hended on Mon­day af­ter he was wounded in a shootout with po­lice.

He has been charged with five counts of at­tempted mur­der of a law en­force­ment of­fi­cer and on two un­law­ful weapon pos­ses­sion counts, of­fi­cials said. – AFP

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