May 6th, 2010
03:44 PM ET

Pakistan frontier a haven for militants

CNN Wire Staff

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/05/04/pakistan.lawless.province/story.suspect.times.square.orkt.jpg caption="Times Square bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad told the FBI he trained at a terrorism camp in Pakistan's Waziristan region." width=300 height=169]

Faisal Shahzad, the suspect in the attempted bombing of Times Square, was heading for Pakistan - where he was born - when he was arrested late Monday night.

His family originally comes from a village near Peshawar in Pakistan.

Pakistan's western areas, along the border with Afghanistan, have been a haven for Islamist radicals for years, despite efforts to bring it under control.

Shahzad told the FBI he trained at a terrorism camp in the Waziristan region of Pakistan, a U.S. administration official told CNN. However, the official said investigators have nothing to corroborate his account.

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