Fazliddin Kurbanov faces three counts of federal terrorism-related charges. Federal officials say in an indictment that Fazliddin Kurbanov also was teaching people to build bombs that would target public transportation. Kurbanov told authorities he had a job driving trucks and listed his only assets as used cars and a small amount of cash in checking and savings accounts.The 30-year-old Boise Idaho resident, dressed in yellow-and-white striped scrubs stamped “Ada County Jail” on the back, faces three charges in Idaho: conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and to a designated foreign terrorist organization – the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan – and possession of an explosive device.
A separate federal grand jury in Utah charged Kurbanov with distributing information about bombs. For 10 days in January, Kurbanov taught and demonstrated how to make an ‘‘explosive, destructive device and weapon of mass destruction,’’ the document states. The Utah indictment, to be handled separately after the Idaho prosecution is resolved, alleges Kurbanov provided recipes for making improvised explosive devices and went on instructional shopping trips in Utah to help illustrate how to create them. Kurbanov also showed Internet videos on the topic.
A German citizen who fought with the al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan was killed by US troops during a clash in Afghanistan, according to the terror group's spokesman. "Abdullah from Essen," a German citizen from Afghanistan who was known as Miqdad, was killed while fighting US forces in northern Afghanistan, according to a martyrdom statement. The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan is identified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as an ally of al-Qaida and the Taliban that formed in 1998 with the goal of creating an Islamist state in Uzbekistan, a goal that later broadened to creating an Islamist state across Central Asia in an area sometimes referred to as Turkestan. Some members of the group call it the Islamic Party of Turkestan. It was designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the United States government in 2005.
The movement’s fighters have a presence in Afghanistan’s northern provinces and in Pakistan’s Waziristan province. U.S. and Afghan officials say al-Qaeda has been building ties with the the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU). Last year, an Uzbek named Ulugbek Kodirov was sentenced to at least 15 years in prison in Alabama for plotting to shoot President Barack Obama. Kodirov pleaded guilty, saying he was acting for the IMU.
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