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Chelsea bomber gets multiple life prison sentences for New York blast that injured 30

An FBI official told The Associated Press in a previous interview that Rahami "at no time" discussed his son's radicalization or potential interest in Al Qaeda or the Taliban in interviews with agents.

The blast in New York City happened hours after a small pipe bomb went off during a Marine Corps 5K run in Seaside Heights, N.J. Ahmad Khan Rahimi, 29, was convicted in October of planting pressure-cooker bombs in New York and New Jersey on Sept. 17, 2016.

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NY bomber sentenced to life in prison

According to federal prosecutors, the 30-year-old has not shown remorse and has attempted to radicalise others in prison to support Islamic State.

Prosecutors said that Rahimi had started following terrorist propaganda in 2012 and had tried to influence his fellow inmates since arriving in prison, including sharing speeches from deceased al-Qaeda leaders Anwar al-Awlaki and Osama bin Laden. Rahimi had pledged silence at his trial in a letter to an "associate" in Germany, prosecutors said, but he did not follow through with this.


CBS News -
"Chelsea bomber" Ahmad Khan Rahimi gets life in prison for NYC, N.J. blasts

Ahmad Khan Rahimi, a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in Afghanistan and lived in New Jersey, injured 30 people when one of his bombs exploded in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood on a September night in 2016.

A man who set off small bombs in two states, including a pressure cooker device that blasted shrapnel across a New York City block, was sentenced Tuesday to multiple terms of life in prison.



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