Al-Qaeda lone wolf was hours away from completing bombs for US attacks

Jose Pimentel was seized by police after being filmed converting pipes into casings for bombs that could have killed dozens in New York and New Jersey, Mayor Michael Bloomberg claimed.

He was allegedly plotting to avenge the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, the radical Islamist cleric, after reading an article in an al-Qaeda magazine titled “How to make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom”.”The NYPD remains focused on preventing another terrorist attack,” Mr Bloomberg told a late-night press conference. “This is just another case where our precautions paid off.”

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