Bombings suspect spent time in Afghanistan Pakistan official says


Ahmad Khan Rahami, the doubtable in the weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey, catholic for continued periods to Afghanistan and Pakistan in the aftermost few years, admiral said. Rahami, 28, spent several weeks in Kandahar, Afghanistan, and Quetta, Pakistan, in 2011, according to a law administration official who advised his biking and clearing record. Two years later, in April 2013, he went to Pakistan and remained there until March 2014 afore abiding to the US, official said. Investigators are attractive into whether he was radicalized across afore abiding to the United States in 2014, according to the official. As of Monday, the law administration official said, there is no adumbration he was on the alarm afore this weekend, back explosions went off in New York and New Jersey.Multiple trips to PakistanRahami and his ancestors are from Afghanistan. He aboriginal came in January 1995, several years afterwards his ancestor accustomed gluttonous asylum, the official said. He was accustomed a US authorization in 2003, while a minor, and afresh in 2007 afterwards he said he absent his aboriginal one. He became a aborigine US aborigine in 2011. Quetta is advised a bastion of the Taliban. While there in July 2011, Rahami affiliated a Pakistani woman. Upon abiding from Pakistan in 2011 to the United States, he had to go through accessory screening because he visited an breadth of Pakistan accepted for its Taliban presence, according to the official. At that time, he told clearing admiral he was visiting ancestors and accessory his uncle s bells and renewing his Pakistani visa. In April 2013, Rahami alternate to Pakistan and remained there until March 2014, the official said. Two added law administration admiral accepted to that Rahami went to Pakistan for about a year. His brother Mohammad catholic to Pakistan about the aforementioned time. Mohammad acquaint on Facebook at the time that while in Quetta they had heard seven bomb blasts over 24 hours at one point, according to s analysis of the page. Addition column during the cruise shows a photo of his brother, Ahmad. During that time the official said Ahmad catholic by car to Afghanistan. Back he alternate to the United States he was afresh taken into accessory questioning. He told admiral he was visiting his wife, uncles and aunts. The official said anniversary time he was taken to accessory screening, he annoyed whatever apropos clearing admiral had. The official said he was petitioning to accompany his wife to the United States. He filed the paperwork in 2011 and it was accustomed in 2012. But the official said it was cryptic if she anytime came to the United States. Trouble in the United StatesRahami is in aegis afterwards a shootout Monday morning with badge in Linden, New Jersey. He was capital for analytic in affiliation with Saturday s access abreast a alms chase in Seaside Park, New Jersey, and addition bang a few hours afterwards in New York Burghal that afflicted 29 people. An unexploded burden cooker was begin four blocks from the armpit of the New York bombing in Chelsea. Surveillance videos arise to appearance Rahami boring a attache bag on auto abreast both locations, according to assorted officials.Investigators aboriginal articular Rahami on Sunday afternoon through a fingerprint, according to a chief law administration official. A corpuscle buzz affiliated to the burden cooker additionally provided clues, the official said.His aftermost accepted abode was in Elizabeth, New Jersey, area his ancestors lives. His ancestors runs Aboriginal American Fried Chicken in Elizabeth, the city s ambassador said. The ancestors has a history of clashes with the association over the restaurant, which acclimated to be accessible 24 hours a day, Ambassador Chris Bollwage said.In 2011, the ancestors sued the burghal of Elizabeth, and its badge administration for bigotry and aggravation adjoin Muslims stemming from disputes over the restaurant s hours. Investigators searched the architecture on Monday, Bollwage said.Zobyedh Rahami, believed to be Rahami s sister, acquaint on Facebook allurement for aloofness on Monday. I would like bodies to account my family s aloofness and let us accept our accord afterwards this adverse time, she wrote. s Emanuella Grinberg contributed to this report.

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