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AWOL Muslim soldier arrested with explosives was planning an attack on Fort Hood

Posted in Islam, terrorism with tags , , , , , , , on July 28, 2011 by saynsumthn


KILLEEN – Police believe the AWOL Muslim soldier arrested with explosives near Fort Hood wouldn’t have waited much longer to carry out an attack on the Army post.

Killeen police Chief Dennis Baldwin told reporters that he might be offering them a different story Thursday if a gun store clerk would not have alerted authorities about the soldier’s suspicious activity and purchases.

Pfc. Naser Abdo (AB’-doh), who went AWOL from Fort Campbell, Ky., was arrested Wednesday at a motel and is being held at the city jail. His attorney has said he’s trying to reach his client.

The Army says Abdo had a bomb in his backpack, explosives materials in his motel room and had bought a uniform from a surplus store with Fort Hood unit patches.

The 21-year-old was granted conscientious objector this year.

An alert issued by the Army says Abdo admitted planning an attack on the Texas post.

The email alert sent to all Army units Thursday and obtained by The Associated Press says the man arrested by Killeen police a day earlier had a large quantity of ammunition, weapons and a bomb inside a backpack.

It says he admitted under questioning to planning an attack on Fort Hood.

The FBI plans to charge Pfc. Naser Abdo (AB’-doh) with possessing bomb-making materials after gunpowder and other items were found in his nearby Killeen motel room.

Fort Hood is the same post where 13 died in 2009 in the worst mass shooting ever on a U.S. military installation.