Bangladeshi Akayed Ullah guilty of IS-inspired NY bombing

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Reuters, New York

Bangladeshi man accused of detonating a bomb last December in a New York City subway passageway in US on behalf of Islamic State was found guilty yesterday of all six criminal counts against him, including use of a weapon of mass destruction and support of a terrorist organization, according to federal prosecutors.

The verdict against Akayed Ullah, 28, came after a week-long jury trial in Manhattan federal court. Ullah faces a possible sentence of life in prison.

Ullah’s lawyers declined to comment on the verdict. They had not contested the bombing charges, but said his motive was to end his life, not to support Islamic State even though he had taken in the militant group’s propaganda online.

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