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Man Held In Times Square Bomb Attempt Probe Deported To Pakistan

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Aftab Ali Khan during his arrest in Watertown, May 2010.

Aftab Ali Khan during his arrest in Watertown, May 2010.

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BOSTON (AP) — Federal immigration officials say a Pakistani man arrested in Massachusetts during the investigation into last year’s failed New York Times Square car bombing has been deported to Pakistan.

Aftab Ali Khan, who was from Watertown, was accompanied by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers on a flight from Logan International Airport to Islamabad on Sunday. Khan, his uncle and a man in Maine were arrested on immigration violations nearly two weeks after the failed bombing attempt on May 1, 2010.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Doug Cope reports.


Khan pleaded guilty to immigration and illegal money-transfer charges. He did not face terrorism-related charges.

Federal authorities say Khan unwittingly supplied $4,900 to Faisal Shahzad, of Bridgeport, Conn., who was convicted in the
attempted bombing.

Khan came to the U.S. in August 2009 on a 90-day visa to get married.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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