7,553. 5/1/2010

Pakistani-American Faisal Shahzad “traveled to Pakistan where he received bomb-making training from the Taliban. Armed with that training, Shahzad returned to Connecticut, where he purchased an SUV, placed a bomb in it and detonated it in Times Square on May 1, 2010 when the sidewalks were thick with tourists and theatergoers. The bomb, which was designed to act as a fuel-air explosive, luckily was a dud and Shahzad was arrested two days later as he tried to leave JFK airport for Dubai.”

 – Peter Bergen, The Longest War, Page 211

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