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Court frees four men accused of NYC bomb plot

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2012 | 12:00 AM

ISLAMABAD (AP):A lawyer representing four Pakistani men accused of involvement in the 2010 Times Square bomb plot says they have been acquitted.

Malik Imran Safdar said yesterday that the prosecution failed to prove its case against his clients Muhammad Shoaib Mughal, Muhammad Shahid Husain, Humbal Akhtar and Faisal Abbasi.

The men were arrested in Pakistan following the New York City incident.

Pakistani-American Faisal Shahzad pleaded guilty in a US court to trying to blow up a bomb in his SUV. It produced smoke but no explosion.

Two other men arrested in Pakistan in the wake of the incident were previously released.

The lawyer for the four said they were acquitted in an anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi, near the capital of Islamabad.