Pakistan: Court acquits 4 of helping NYC bomber

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June 3, 2012

A court in Pakistan has acquitted four men accused of involvement in the attempted 2010 Times Square bombing. Pakistani-American Faisal Shahzad pleaded guilty to trying to blow up his SUV.

An image of terror suspect Faisal Shahzad is seen on a tv screen

June 3, 2012

A court in Pakistan has acquitted four men accused of involvement in the attempted 2010 Times Square bombing. Pakistani-American Faisal Shahzad pleaded guilty to trying to blow up his SUV.

An image of terror suspect Faisal Shahzad is seen on a tv screen

A lawyer representing four Pakistani men accused of involvement in the 2010 Times Square bomb plot says they have been acquitted.

Malik Imran Safdar said Saturday that the prosecution failed to prove its case against his clients Muhammad Shoaib Mughal, Muhammad Shahid Husain, Humbal Akhtar and Faisal Abbasi.

The men were arrested in Pakistan following the New York City incident.

Pakistani-American Faisal Shahzad pleaded guilty in a U.S. court to trying to blow up a bomb in his SUV. It produced smoke but no explosion.

Two other men arrested Pakistan in the wake of the incident were previously released.

The lawyer for the four said they were acquitted Saturday in an anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi, near the capital of Islamabad.


Courtesy: AP