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by Dave Gradijan

Georgia Tech Student Suspected of Terrorism

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Apr 21, 20061 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

A 21-year-old engineering student at Georgia Tech is being held at an undisclosed location on terrorism charges, Reuters reports.

Syed Haris Ahmed allegedly tried to provide support and resources for acts of international terrorism, according to an indictment described in a statement by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia, Reuters reports.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Ahmed is suspected by the FBI of attending a terrorist training camp in Pakistan last year, according to Reuters, although his family claims he traveled there to attend a religious school.

In addition, 19-year-old Ehsanul Islam Sadequee, also from the Atlanta area, was being taken from Bangladesh to New York to face charges, according to Reuters.

Said U.S. Attorney David Nahmias in the statement, “The case against Mr. Ahmed is serious and involves national security, and it will be prosecuted with that in mind,” Reuters reports.

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