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US Student Arrested on Terrorism Charges


U.S. authorities have charged an American college student with providing aid to terrorists.

Court papers unsealed this week show that Syed Haris Ahmed, a mechanical engineering student at Georgia Tech in Atlanta was arrested on March 23 after a year-long investigation.

Authorities accuse Ahmed, who was born in Pakistan, of attending a terrorist training camp in Pakistan last year.

Ahmed has pleaded not guilty. He is being held at an undisclosed location.

Authorities say another person from the Atlanta area, 19-year-old Ehsanul Islam Sadequee, was arrested in Bangladesh in connection with the investigation of Ahmed. They say he is being flown to New York to face charges.

Officials say this is the first international terrorism charge filed in the state of Georgia.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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