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Imam pleads guilty in NYC terror case

Najibullah Zazi has been charged with conspiring to detonate bombs in New York City.
March 4, 2010 1:36:15 PM PST
An imam has pleaded guilty to charges he lied to FBI agents investigating a foiled suicide bomb plot against New York City. Ahmad Afzali appeared Thursday afternoon in Brooklyn federal court.

Authorities arrested Afzali last year during the investigation of admitted al-Qaida associate Najibullah Zazi. Zazi has pleaded guilty to plotting to use homemade bombs in a "martyrdom operation" against the subways.

Prosecutors say Afzali told Zazi that he was under surveillance when he arrived in New York in September.

Zazi, a former Colorado airport shuttle driver, attended high school in Queens.

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