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NYC man convicted in thwarted subway bomb plot

NYC man convicted in thwarted al-Qaida plot to attack subways with backpack bombs By The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) ' A Bosnian-born U.S. citizen has been convicted for his role in a suicide-bomb plot on New York City subways and could spend the rest of his life in prison.

Prosecutors say Adis Medunjanin (ah-DEES' may-DOON'-yah-neen) and two high school classmates planned the attack for days before the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

Prosecutors say the men received al-Qaida training in Pakistan before agreeing to strap on backpack bombs on the subway.

Admitted mastermind Najibullah Zazi (nah-jee-BOO'-lah ZAH'-zee) and another man both pleaded guilty and testified against Medunjanin.

Medunjanin's defense had argued that federal agents unfairly coerced him into making incriminating statements after intimidating his family.

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