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Three U.S. Citizens Charged With Financing, Supporting Pakistani Taliban

photo of Niraj Chokshi
May 14, 2011

Six people, including two Florida imams, have been indicted on charges that they provided the Taliban in Pakistan with financial and material support, U.S. officials said Saturday, according to news reports.

Three U.S. citizens -- a father and his two sons -- were arrested. The remaining three remain free in Pakistan, were they live.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the U.S. citizens arrested were Hafiz Muhammed Sher Ali Khan, a 76-year-old imam at the Miami Mosque, and his two sons 24-years-old Imam Izhar Khan, and 37-year-old Irfan Khan. Irfan Khan was arrested in Los Angeles, his father and brother were arrested in Florida.

All six were charged on four coutns, MSNBC reports, including conspiracy to "murder, maim and kidnap persons overseas." Prosecutors allege Hafiz Khan helped send money to help the Taliban sustain fighters and buy weapons.

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