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    The wife of the suspect in recent blasts in New York City and New Jersey Ahmad Khan Rahami departed the United States a few days prior to the attacks, local media reported on Tuesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US authorities are in contact with officials from Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates to question her with regard to her knowledge of the planned attacks, CNN reported citing a US law enforcement official.

    On Monday, police arrested Rahami in Linden, New Jersey, in connection with three explosions in the New York City area in recent days.

    One bomb exploded in Seaside Park, New Jersey and another one in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood on Saturday. No one was hurt in Seaside Park, but the Chelsea blast injured 29 people.

    On Monday morning, a third device that had been found near a train station in Elizabeth, New Jersey exploded when a bomb squad was trying to defuse it.

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