New York bombing suspect’s father: US ‘punishing’ my family

New York bombing suspect's father Mohammed Rahami says the FBI did not "do its job properly'' by failing to act in 2014 when he contacted investigators with concerns his son could be a terrorist.

By: AP | Islamabad | Published:October 8, 2016 12:47 pm
rahami, New york bombing, manhattan bombing, new york bombing suspect, new york blast, news, latest news, ahmad khan rahami, world news, international news, US news The New York blast suspect’s father says US authorities recently turned back his wife and son when they tried to travel from Afghanistan to the US. (source: AP)

The father of New York bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami says the FBI has made “mistake after mistake” in handling the case and is now “punishing” the family for his son’s wrongdoing by barring them from travelling to the United States. Speaking to The Associated Press Saturday, Mohammed Rahami says the FBI did not “do its job properly” by failing to act in 2014 when he contacted investigators with concerns his son could be a terrorist.

He says US authorities recently turned back his wife and son when they tried to travel from Afghanistan to the US.

Ahmad Khan Rahami is accused of planting bombs in New York and New Jersey that wounded 31 people last month. The Afghan-born US citizen remains hospitalized with gunshot wounds after a police shootout.

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