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U.S.: Suspected 'dirty bomb' plot included plan to blow up apartments

Jose Padilla — the American citizen held in a U.S. military prison without charges since his arrest two years ago — admitted to training at al Qaeda camps and to having dealings with al Qaeda members, according to documents declassified by the U.S. government Tuesday. Additionally, the federal summary of Padilla’s activities allege that Padilla sought to blow up hotels and apartment buildings in the United States in addition to planning an attack with a “dirty bomb” radiological device, the government said Tuesday. The details were released by U.S. Justice Department officials who are under pressure to explain the indefinite detention of a U.S. citizen as an “enemy combatant.” At a Tuesday news conference, Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Comey called the chronicle of Padilla’s plotting “remarkable for its scope, its clarity and its candor. Full Story

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