Same suspect for NY, NJ bombings: officials

Dhaka,  Monday,   2016-09-19
Published : 19 Sep 2016, 21:07:39

Same suspect for NY, NJ bombings: officials

Same suspect for NY, NJ bombings: officials
Ahmad Khan Rahami is now also wanted for questioning in connection with the explosion Saturday in Seaside Park, New Jersey, the FBI said Monday.

New York police announced earlier they are looking for Rahami for questioning in connection with the Saturday bombing in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, which injured 29 people.

Bombings in New York and New Jersey over the weekend, as well as the discovery of several unexploded devices, have led authorities to believe there may be a terror cell at work in those two states, law enforcement officials told CNN Monday.

And a manhunt is under way for 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami after New York police identified him as wanted in connection with the bombing Saturday night in New York's Chelsea neighbourhood, which wounded 29 people.

Earlier Saturday, a garbage can exploded near the starting line of a Marine Corps charity run in Seaside Park, New Jersey.

And on Sunday night, a backpack with multiple bombs inside was found in Elizabeth, New Jersey. As authorities tried to investigate, one of those bombs exploded.

The series of attacks come as New York hosts world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly this week. - IH

 
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