By Sarah Keane • 16 December 2020 • 18:23
Kenyan Terrorist Indicted For Plotting 9/11-Style AttackCredit: Shutterstock
KENYAN terrorist indicted in the US for plotting a 9/11-style attack
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have indicted a Kenyan man for plotting a September 11 style terrorist attack after training as a pilot and researching how to hijack planes. Cholo Abdi Abdullah is accused of being a member of the Shabab Somali terrorist group, a branch of Al Qaeda in East Africa.
According to The New York Times, the man obtained a pilot’s licence in the Philippines, and a search of his computer revealed that he had been researching the tallest building in the US, as well as the best ways to get through a locked cockpit door from the outside.
Abdullah was arrested in the Philippines in 2019 and will be formally charged in a Manhattan federal court on Wednesday, December 16, according to Nicholas Biase, a spokesman for the US attorney’s office.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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