Houston man arrested on charges of aiding Islamic State, distributing information on explosives

Houston: A Houston 18-year-old has been arrested and charged with illegally distributing explosive-making information and attempting to support the Islamic State organisation.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

The US Justice Department has said that Kaan Sercan Damlarkaya, a US citizen, was arrested on 8 December following an undercover FBI operation.

A statement says Damlarkaya said he intended to travel overseas and fight for Islamic State and said he tried to get to Syria twice. He told agents that he would commit a US attack if efforts to travel overseas failed.

It also says Damlarkaya provided to alleged Islamic State supporters a formula for explosive Triacetone Triperoxide and instructions how to use it in a pressure cooker device containing shrapnel.

If convicted, he faces a possible 20-year maximum prison term. The US has designated Islamic State as a terrorist organisation.


Updated Date: Dec 12, 2017 14:50 PM

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