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US arrests 4 California men, foils multiple terror plots

Los Angeles: Federal authorities say four California men have been charged with plotting to kill Americans overseas and in the United States by joining al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan.

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FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller says the defendants are under arrest for plotting to bomb government facilities and public places.

According to the federal complaint unsealed on Monday during initial appearances, 34-year-old Sohiel Omar Kabir introduced two other California men to the radical Islamist doctrine of Anwar al-Awlaki, a deceased al-Qaida leader.

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