Pakistan

NEW YORK (Web Desk) – Abid Naseer, a Pakistani national, was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Tuesday for plotting to bomb a shopping centre in England as part of an al Qaeda plan for attacks in Europe and the United States.


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Abid Naseer, 29, had faced up to life in prison following his conviction by a US jury in March on charges including that he provided material support to the Islamic militant group, 92newshd.tv cited.

Naseer was convicted nearly six years after he was first arrested in a British anti-terrorism operation.

British authorities never charged Naseer, but he was later indicted in the United States and extradited in 2013.