Accused Pentagon plotter pleads not guilty

October 4, 2011 06:18

BOSTON - A Massachusetts man accused of plotting to attack US targets using model aircraft - a case that renewed concern about the risk of a home-grown militant attack - pleaded not guilty on Monday to the charges.

Rezwan Ferdaus, 26, was charged in the plot to fly three remote-control, explosives-laden aircraft into the Pentagon and the US Capitol and to follow up the attacks with a ground assault.

He also was accused of attempting to provide material support and resources to the global Islamist militant network al Qaida for attacks on US soldiers overseas.

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