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New York bomber is ISIS suspect, officials say

ISIS terrorist detonates New York underground in response to Jerusalem move
A man wearing a homemade pipe bomb set off the explosive in a busy transit hub on Monday, injuring five and setting off panic during the morning commute, CNN reported on Tuesday.

Authorities said the explosion in a walkway below Port Authority Bus Terminal was an isolated attempted terrorist attack. 

Officials said the suspect, 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, pledged allegiance to ISIS and said he acted in response to Israeli actions in Gaza.

Investigators said the suspect had at least two devices, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation said. 

The device that detonated was a foot-long pipe that contained black powder, a battery, wiring, nails and, screws. It was attached to Ullah with Velcro and zip ties. 

Investigators did not elaborate on the second device, the source said.

The explosive chemical ignited in the pipe but the pipe itself did not explode, lessening its impact, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

"Fortunately for us, the bomb partially detonated," he said. "He did detonate it, but it did not fully have the effect that he was hoping for."

Akayed Ullah was taken into custody Monday.

The suspect made the bomb last week at his apartment in Brooklyn, according to one law enforcement official with direct knowledge of the investigation.

Ullah is at Bellevue Hospital, where he is being treated for lacerations and burns to his hands and abdomen, New York City Fire Department Commissioner Daniel Nigro said. 
Last Modified: Tuesday، 12 December 2017 10:18 AM
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