Three Indicted on Terror Charges
Three men have been indicted on terrorism charges related to alleged planned attacks on financial institutions. The indictment is new, but we've all heard the details before:
A four-count indictment unsealed Tuesday accuses Dhiran Barot, Nadeem Tarmohammed and Qaisar Shaffi of scouting the New York Stock Exchange and Citicorp Building in New York, the Prudential Building in Newark, N.J., and the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in the District of Columbia.
The men are now in custody in England. The U.S. says one, Barot, is a leading al Qaeda figure. Now, the familiar details:
Prosecutors say the men conducted surveillance on the buildings between August 2000 and April 2001, including video surveillance in Manhattan around April 2001. U.S. officials have previously described detailed surveillance photos and documents, which they believe came from Barot, that were found on a computer that was seized in Pakistan last summer.
CNN has more on today's indictment and the arrests in Britain last August and of the Pakistani with the computer last July.
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