The Pakistani Taliban paid $12,000 to attempted Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad, according to a federal indictment released Thursday. Further evidence of their involvement showcases the lengthening reach of Pakistan-based militants.
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Faisal Shahzad, accused of attempting to set off a car bomb in Times Square, received $12,000 from the Pakistani Taliban, according to a federal indictment released Thursday. The 10-count indictment against Mr. Shahzad, who became a US citizen in 2009 and grew up in Pakistan, includes charges with mandatory life sentences for his botched attempt in New York City on May 1.
The indictment alleges that Shahzad received payments of $5,000 and $7,000 in transactions with an accomplice affiliated with the Taliban, the Washington Post reports. He collected one payment in February in Massachusetts and the next two weeks later in New York.
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