American extremists sentenced to 10 years in Pakistani jail

Five young Muslims from Virginia convicted of planning attacks against Pakistani targets

A Pakistani court has convicted five Muslims from suburban Washington, D.C. of trying to attack an air force base and blow up a nuclear power plant in the Punjab. The men said they were on their way to Afghanistan to do humanitarian work, but contacted the terrorist groups Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Taiba as soon as they arrived in Pakistan. Investigators found maps of their targets in the men’s possession, the anti-terrorism court was told. All five men lived within blocks of each other in Alexandria, Va. Four of the five were born in America and the fifth was a naturalized American. The men, who are all between 18 and 24-years-old, will spend 10 years in jail.

LA Times