Al-Qaeda suspect arraigned in federal court in Brooklyn

A Pakistani national accused of taking part in an international al-Qaeda plot to attack targets in the United States and the European Union pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges during his first U.S. court appearance on Monday in Brooklyn Kings County, N.Y., according to the FBI.Abid Naseer was extradited on Thursday from the United Kingdom to United States.

The 26-year-old Islamist faces up to life in prison on charges including providing material support to al-Qaeda and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction in connection with an alleged plot to bomb a city center in Manchester, England, Justice Department officials stated.

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