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Bangladeshi man pleads not guilty in New York City subway pipe bomb attack

The bomb went off on December 11 in a corridor linking the subway to Manhattan’s Port Authority bus terminal.

A Bangladeshi immigrant still recovering from injuries suffered in the failed pipe bombing of the New York subway system has pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges.

Akayed Ullah entered the plea on Thursday after he was indicted a day earlier on charges he provided material support to a terrorist organization and used a weapon of mass destruction.

Ullah was the only person seriously hurt on December 11 when the bomb went off in a corridor linking the subway to Manhattan’s Port Authority bus terminal.

Authorities said Ullah taunted President Donald Trump on Facebook before the attack. The President later demanded tightened immigration rules.

Prosecutors say Ullah wanted to cause carnage to avenge U.S. aggression toward the Islamic State group. The pipe bomb never fully exploded.

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