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NY Terror Suspect Met Pakistani Taliban Leadership

Wednesday, 05 May 2010 10:31 PM

The Pakistani-American man suspected in Saturday's attempted car bombing in New York's Times Square has told authorities he was upset over U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan, especially a drone attack while he was in the country, a U.S. official told Fox News.

The new information about a possible motive in the failed attack comes as Pakistani officials tell Fox News that the suspect, Faisal Shahzad, was introduced to Qari Hussain, the No.3 in the top tier leadership of the Pakistani Taliban on his last trip to Pakistan. U.S. officials couldn't immediately confirm that.

Pakistani officials said they obtained their information after arresting a man in Karachi who is believed to be a friend of the 30-year-old Pakistani-American who allegedly tried to set off a car bomb in Times Square Saturday night.

The friend also confessed to having played a crucial role introducing Shahzad to Hussain, a master homicide bomber trainer in North Waziristan where he learned the art of bomb making.

In addition, Shahzad's father-in-law has been arrested and is believed to be a naturalized American Citizen.

Shahzad, however, is believed to have worked alone in the United States on the plot almost immediately after returning from a five-month visit to his native land, authorities said.

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