US man jailed over Pakistan intelligence service attack

Los Angeles: A US man who gave money to a suicide bomber who attacked a headquarters of Pakistan's intelligence service was sentenced to more than seven years in prison, prosecutors said.

Reaz Qadir Khan, 51, a naturalized US citizen living in Portland, Oregon had previously pleaded guilty in a US court to providing material support to terrorists.

Khan admitted arranging for the delivery of approximately USD 2,450 to Maldivian Ali Jaleel, one of the suicide bombers responsible for the May 27, 2009 attack which killed 30 people and injured 300 more in Lahore.

Khan also admitted to providing advice and financial assistance to Jaleel's wives after the bombing, "while knowing that providing such assistance would hinder and prevent the apprehension of Jaleel's wives and others who may have helped in the attack," prosecutors said yesterday.

"With today's sentence, the court held the defendant accountable and made it clear that no community should be subjected to the dangers posed by those seeking to assist violent extremists whether here or abroad," said Acting US Attorney Billy Williams.

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