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U.S. Worker Gets Seven Years For Aiding Lahore Bombing That Killed 30

A former city worker in Oregon who provided money to a terrorist who carried out a deadly suicide bombing in Pakistan has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison.

Reaz Khan pleaded guilty in February to being an accessory to a 2009 suicide attack on Pakistan's intelligence service in Lahore that killed 30 people and injured an additional 300.

U.S. prosecutors say Khan arranged for a friend in Pakistan, Ali Jaleel, to receive $2,450 before Jaleel participated in the attack. He also provided financial help and advice to Jaleel's wives after the bombing.

Khan did not speak at the sentencing on June 19 before U.S. District Judge Michael Mosman.

Mosman said that while the bombing was horrific, Khan's knowledge of what Jaleel was planning was murky.

"The ultimate outcome was so horrific," the judge said, though Khan had "otherwise lived an exemplary life" and contributed significantly to his community.

Based on reporting by AP and

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