Man Convicted in NYC Bombings That Hurt 30
NEW YORK (AP) - A federal jury has convicted a man of planting two bombs on New York City streets, including one that injured 30 people when it detonated.
Jurors in Manhattan on Monday found 29-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahimi guilty of all charges, including counts of using a weapon of mass destruction and bombing a public place. The Afghanistan-born man living in Elizabeth, New Jersey, faces a maximum punishment of life in prison.
Prosecutors say Rahimi considered himself "a soldier in a holy war against Americans" and was inspired by the Islamic State group and al-Qaida to carry out the attacks on Sept. 17, 2016. The second pressure-cooker bomb planted in Manhattan didn't detonate.
Defense attorneys did not challenge much of the government's evidence but urged jurors to acquit Rahimi.
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