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New York 'lone wolf' terror plotter pleads guilty

Published on Feb 20, 2014 1:41 AM

NEW YORK (AFP) - A US citizen dubbed a "lone wolf" terrorist and Al-Qaeda sympathizer has pleaded guilty to plotting to bomb targets in New York and kill US soldiers, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Jose Pimentel, 29, a Muslim convert born in the Dominican Republic, will be sentenced on March 25, the New York district attorney's office said.

The charges carry a maximum sentence of life.

Pimentel was arrested by the bomb squad in November 2011 after being under surveillance by New York police for about two years.

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