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APNewsBreak: Suspect’s family shocked at NY plot

October 19, 2012 • World News


Grandmother, left, and aunt of Bangladeshi Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis weep in his home in the Jatrabari neighborhood in north Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. The FBI arrested 21-year-old Nafis on Wednesday after he tried to detonate a fake 1,000-pound (454-kilogram) car bomb, according to a criminal complaint. His family said Thursday that Nafis was incapable of such actions. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A few hours before he was arrested in an FBI sting, a Bangladeshi man accused of trying to blow up New York’s Federal Reserve building calmly spoke via Skype with his parents back home and updated them on his studies, his family told The Associated Press.

They were stunned Thursday morning to learn that the banker’s son from a middle-class Dhaka neighborhood was accused of trying to carry out a terror attack. They denied he could have been involved.

“My son couldn’t have done it,” his father, Quazi Ahsanullah, said Login to read more

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