Female Terrorism Suspect To Be Arraigned Today

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

New York (AP) An MIT-educated Pakistani woman faces arraignment today on charges she tried to kill U.S. agents and military officers in Afghanistan.

Aafia Siddiqui once identified as a possible Al-Qaida associate, allegedly made the attempt during an interrogation last month. She was shot and wounded during the
confrontation.

Prosecutors say she'll appear in federal court in Manhattan on charges of attempted murder and assault.

A lawyer for her family denies the allegations.

A criminal complaint says the 36-year-old woman was stopped by police outside a government building in central Afghanistan. Police say she had recipes for explosives and chemical weapons, along with descriptions of “various landmarks in the United States.” The complaint doesn't identify the landmarks.

A spokesman for an Afghan provincial governor says she was also carrying “liquid poison.”


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