September 22nd, 2009
01:53 PM ET

Unclassified Documents: Terrorists still focused on luxury hotels

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/CRIME/09/21/terror.probe/art.zaziarrest.kwgn.jpg caption="Najibullah Zazi is accused of making false statements to officials about an alleged bomb plot in the United States."]

The U.S Department of Homeland Security

Investigators are focusing on about a dozen more people in connection with a wide-ranging terror investigation that has netted arrests in Colorado and New York City, a source familiar with the investigation said Tuesday.

Federal agents arrested three men late Saturday in connection with what the Justice Department has said was a plot to detonate bombs in the United States.

Najibullah Zazi, his father Mohammed Wali Zazi and Muslim cleric Ahmad Wais Afzali are charged with lying to federal agents.

All three suspects are originally from Afghanistan. Mohammed Wali Zazi is a naturalized U.S. citizen, while Afzali and Najibullah Zazi are permanent legal residents. If convicted, each could face eight years in prison.

The Department of Homeland Security released this unclassified report that suggests terrorists are still focused on luxury hotels. Read it here.

Filed under: 360° Radar • Terrorism
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Tammy, Houma, LA

    Terrorism only works if people are terrified. Therefore, I'll keep staying at those luxury hotels. It's bad enough I have to go without appropriate make-up and lotions in-flight because of these nimrods.

    September 22, 2009 at 6:01 pm |
  2. Victor in Saanich, B.C. Canada

    Well AC, it wouldn't cause much discussion amongst the 'gentry' if the target was a 'Super 8' now would it!!!!!

    September 22, 2009 at 3:20 pm |
  3. Paul W from Santa Clara

    One more reason to stay at the Holiday Inn Express.

    September 22, 2009 at 2:48 pm |