Report: Chelsea Bomber Rahami Traveled to Terror Areas Without U.S. Knowing
According to a report at theDaily Beast, Ahmad Khan Rahami, accused perpetrator of the weekend terrorist bombings in New York and New Jersey, traveled to Pakistan and Afghanistan several times without the U.S. government becoming aware of his activities. News also broke on Tuesday morning that Rahami’s wife left the United States a few days before he launched his attack.
A U.S. official told the Daily Beast that Rahami made “at least three and possibly four trips to Pakistan over the past 10 years,” but it is not known which parts of the country he visited. Of particular interest is whether he spent time in the terrorist-haunted border regions.
The Rahami family seems to spend a good deal of time in Pakistan. The Daily Beast notes his father spent at least a month there in 2011, and upon his return, his lawyer told the judge in a civil suit that his family would still be in Afghanistan for at least a few days. Rahami’s older brother is in Pakistan right now. – READ MORE