Tunisian charged over Canada train bomb plot

  • A Tunisian man, believed to have met one of the men suspected of planning to bomb a Canadian train, was charged on Thursday with visa fraud in New York.

    Ahmed Abassi arrived in the United States in March and was arrested on April 22 at the John F. Kennedy International Airport.

    Though he was arrested last month, the charges over seeking a work visa in order to remain in the U.S. and "facilitate international terrorism", were only revealed on Thursday.

    According to prosecutors, Abassi met Chiheb Esseghaier and set out to radicalize him.

    Esseghaier, 30, and Raed Jaser, 35, have been charged with conspiracy to carry out an attack and kill people.

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