| GEO Pakistan|
| Faisal Shahzad charged in NY bomb bid|
| Updated at: 0732 PST, Friday, June 18, 2010|
NEW YORK: An American-Pakistani has been formally indicted on 10 charges in last month's botched car bombing in New York's Times Square, the Department of Justice said Thursday.
Faisal Shahzad has been in custody since being arrested at New York's John F. Kennedy airport on May 3 as he tried to board a flight to Dubai, two days after a car laden with a homemade explosive device was parked in Times Square.
The indictment unveiled by the Department of Justice linked Shahzad to the Pakistan Taliban, saying he had received explosives training in Waziristan, as well as cash from co-conspirators who he believed worked for the group.
"The facts alleged in this indictment show that the Pakistani Taliban facilitated Faisal Shahzad's attempted attack on American soil," said Attorney General Eric Holder.
"Our nation averted serious loss of life in this attempted bombing, but it is a reminder that we face an evolving threat that we must continue to fight with every tool available to the government."