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U.S. Sentences Pakistani Terror Convict To 40 years

A U.S. court has sentenced a Pakistani man to 40 years in prison for plotting attacks in the United States and Europe.

Abid Naseer, 29, was sentenced on November 24 by a federal judge in New York.

In March, a federal court convicted him of working with Al-Qaeda to carry out bomb attacks in the United States, Britain, and Denmark.

Naseer was arrested in Britain in 2010 and extradited to the United States in January 2013.

He was accused of leading Al-Qaeda cells that planned attacks on a shopping mall in Manchester, conspiring to bomb the New York subway system, and plotting to attack a Copenhagen newspaper.

Evidence linking Naseer to the failed Al-Qaeda plots included letters recovered during the 2011 U.S. commando raid in Pakistan where Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP