On September 17th Ahmad Khan Rahami allegedly planted several bombs in New York and New Jersey that injured 31 people. Some other unexplained odd things also happened in September.
Egyptians and the Suitcase
Rahami planted another IED in New York, and he left it inside a suitcase on the street. Two men came across the pressure cooker bomb in a suitcase. They unwittingly took the homemade bomb out of the tiger faced covered tiger paw prints suitcase. They ignored the pressure cooker in a trash bag inside and left it on the street and stole the suitcase. The two men caught on surveillance camera footage have been identified by the FBI as EgyptAir employees, the two men have since returned home to Egypt. The New York Daily News calls the two men “Egyptian pilots.”
Mother & Brother Taken Off Airplane In Dubai Then Sent To Afghanistan
The mother and a brother of New York City bombing suspect Ahmad Rahami have been detained in Afghanistan after trying to return to the United States and being taken off a flight, the suspect’s father told ABC News.
The father, Mohammad Rahami, said in an interview published on ABC’s website on Wednesday that his wife, Najiba, and another of his sons, Qassim, were in Dubai when they were pulled from a flight and questioned for 16 hours by authorities there.
Authorities then sent them to Kabul, he said. “Why send my son back to Afghanistan? He is a U.S. citizen. You have any questions? Bring him home, [don’t] send him to a different country,” Mohammad Rahami said of Qassim. Reuters
Missing Afghans Undergoing Military Training
Seven students from Afghanistan undergoing military training in the U.S. have gone missing. The timing should be of concern as the seven students disappeared around the time of the bombing in New York City and New Jersey by Afghan-born Ahmad Rahami.
“During the month of September, seven Afghan students were considered absent without leave (AWOL) during international military student programs,” Pentagon spokesman Cmdr. Patrick L. Evans said.
Three of the Afghan military trainees fled from a Pentagon training program two weekends ago during the bombing spree in New York and New Jersey by Afghan-born bombing suspect Ahmad Rahami, raising concerns among security officials that the missing Afghan students may be linked to terrorism or plans for attacks in the United States.
The disappearance of the Afghans comes amid heightened fears of increasing Islamist terror attacks around the country. The attacks have included the New York area bombings and attempted bombings, a knife attack at a Minnesota mall by a Somali jihadist, and other regional shootings.
Two of the missing Afghans had been training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and one was training at Fort Gordon, Georgia.
An Army source said the Afghans who left the weekend of the New York area bombings appeared to be part of a coordinated effort. The three men are being probed for possible connections to Rahami. “Initial assessment is that there is not relation and the timing is coincidental,” the source said.
Evans declined to comment on whether the Pentagon has security concerns about the missing Afghans.
Sarah Rodriguez, a spokeswoman for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement service, said authorities are pursuing the Afghans.
“ICE Homeland Security Investigations is aware of the situation, and is actively working to locate these individuals in coordination with the State Department and the Department of Defense,” she said, declining specifics because of the ongoing investigation.
However, the service, which tracks illegal aliens, was notified of the missing Afghans.
Four other Afghan military trainees fled over the Labor Day weekend, two from Fort Benning, Georgia, one from Fort Lee, Virginia, and one from an Army facility in Little Rock, Arkansas. FreeBeacon