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New York court indicts Pakistani scientist seized in Afghanistan

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A US-educated Pakistani woman detained in Afghanistan was carrying handwritten notes detailing "mass casualty" attacks on landmarks in New York, according to a federal indictment unsealed Tuesday. The alleged targets included the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and Wall Street.

A biologist and longtime Boston resident, Aafia Siddiqui has not been charged with terrorism offenses. Instead, she is accused of trying to kill US Army and Federal Bureau of Investigation officers in Afghanistan after being arrested there in July and held for questioning. Prior to this, she went missing for five years during a stay in Pakistan, before resurfacing in Afghanistan.


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