06:45 GMT29 July 2021
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    Ahmad Khan Rahami, the suspect in recent bomb blasts in New York and New Jersey, faces five charges of attempted murder and two firearms counts, according to media reports.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Rahami is to be charged with five counts of attempted murder and two gun charges, CBS News said on Monday.

    US officials also said that Rahami recently travelled to Afghanistan, where the naturalized US citizen was born, according to CBS.

    Reports stated that with the 28-year-old suspect was in custody, federal law enforcement officials were working to complete an investigation that could include the filing of terrorism charges against Rahami.

    On Monday morning, police arrested Rahami in Linden, New Jersey, in connection with three explosions since Saturday. Two of the blasts occurred Saturday in New Jersey and New York City. The third took place on Monday at a train station in New Jersey.


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