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Bomber apparently wanted to avenge US attacks on IS

With a self-made bomb, a 27-year-old probably wanted to blow up in New York. The media now report on the subject of the man: apparently, he was inspired by IS propaganda on the Internet.

The alleged assassin of New York City apparently wanted to use a suicide attack to avenge the US air strikes on the terrorist militia “Islamic State” (IS) in Syria and elsewhere. He said that in an interrogation, reported several media, citing investigators.

According to the 27-year-old, the Internet IS propaganda has viewed. Plots on Christmas goals in Europe have been his model, he chose the crime scene because of the hanging there Christmas posters.

The Bangladeshi man tried to blow himself up at the Port Authority bus terminal on Monday morning during rush hour. The explosive device was a type of pipe bomb that the man carried on his body, said the governor of New York. The suspect was “not really part of a sophisticated network”, but acted out of annoyance alone. “Apparently he went online and downloaded information on how to build a bomb.” It was an amateurish construction.

Three people were injured slightly during the detonation. The perpetrator suffered burns and cuts on hands and upper body. He was arrested. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke of “attempting a terrorist attack”.

US President Donald Trump used the attempted attack in New York immediately for his own agenda and called for a tightening of the immigration law. The Congress must reform the “lax immigration system, which allows far too many dangerous and insufficiently checked people to enter our country,” he said a few hours after the explosion.

Trump demanded more immigration officials and harsh sentences for terrorism suspects, “including the death penalty.” In addition, the family reunification for immigrants must be abolished: The assassin of New York benefited from this rule, he had entered through a family visa in the United States. The man is from Bangladesh according to police.

According to media reports, the suspect has been living in the US since 2001 and most recently lived in the Brooklyn district. He is said to have entered as the nephew of a US citizen with a visa. Between 2012 and 2015 he had according to the New York Transport Authority a driving license for passenger transport in the city.

News source: Internet


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