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Pakistani Taliban paid $12,000 to Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad

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(Read caption) In this May 2 file image taken from video, a police officer approaches the vehicle containing a car bomb, which stands with the door open and the police officer reaches down to lift one of the red canisters on the roadway in New York City's Times Square. Faisal Shahzad, accused of attempting to set off the car bomb, received $12,000 from the Pakistani Taliban, according to a federal indictment released Thursday.

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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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