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Bangladeshi immigrant convicted in NYC subway bombing

AP  |  New York 

A Bangladeshi immigrant who set off a pipe bomb in New York City's busiest subway station at has been convicted of terrorism charges.

The verdict against Akayed Ullah was returned on Tuesday in Manhattan federal court.

The defense said Ullah intended to kill only himself last December 11. Nobody died and most of the were not serious.

Prosecutors said he wanted to maim or kill commuters as part of a "lone wolf" terrorist attack on behalf of the Islamic State group.

They disputed the defense claim, saying Ullah would not have worn a bomb had he wanted to kill only himself. They also cited by Ullah as well as comments he made after his arrest to investigators.

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First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 01:20 IST