NY man accused of seeking to kill US troops

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A New York man was indicted yesterday for allegedly seeking training from Islamic militants to fight US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, authorities said.
The FBI said Betim Kaziu, a US citizen and New York resident, sought to acquire weapons and training to fight US troops abroad.
Kaziu traveled to Cairo in February, the FBI said, and later to Kosovo, where he was arrested by Kosovar authorities in August.
Along the way, Kaziu allegedly sought to join Al-Shabbab, an armed movement listed as a terrorist group by the US State Department, and train in Pakistan to fight US troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Balkans, the indictment said.
Kaziu sought to purchase weapons in Egypt, according to the indictment filed in US District Court in Brooklyn.
“This case is a textbook example of a successful international effort to investigate and apprehend those who would engage in terrorist acts and pre-empt their plots,” said US Attorney Benton Campbell in a statement.



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