NYC subway plotter: We also eyed NYSE

2012-04-18 21:21

New York - The admitted mastermind of a foiled suicide attack on the New York City subways says he and two other men discussed high-profile targets while at an al-Qaeda training compound in Pakistan.

Najibullah Zazi testified for a second day on Wednesday at the Brooklyn trial of Adis Medunjanin.

Zazi said the 2008 discussion centred on targets that would damage the US economy.

He said they included the New York Stock Exchange, Times Square and an unspecified Walmart.

Zazi said they eyed the subway because "it's the heart of everything in New York City".

Zazi and another man pleaded guilty and agreed to testify against Medunjanin in a bid for leniency.

Medunjanin's lawyer insists his client is not a terrorist.

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