U.S. federal authorities have arrested two men as part of the investigation into an alleged bomb plot targeting New York City.
FBI officials say Adis Medunjanin and Zarein Ahmedzay were arrested
early Friday in New York City by the bureau's Joint Terrorism Task
Investigators allege the two men are linked to a Colorado man,
Afghan-born Najibullah Zazi, who was arrested last year and charged
with conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction. He has pleaded not
There are no details on the charges against the two men, but they are
expected to make an initial court appearance in New York later Friday
When Zazi was arrested in September, investigators said they knew the
identities of at least three of his associates, but they did not
release information about them.
Medunjanin, a Bosnian immigrant, was reportedly arrested after he
crashed his car while being followed by FBI agents. Ahmedzay is a taxi
The New York Times reports the two men and Zazi -- who are all in their 20s -- attended the same high school in the New York City area.
Prosecutors have accused Zazi of conspiring to use homemade bombs
against unspecified targets in the United States. Law enforcement
officials have said the plot may have involved New York City's mass
They allege Zazi spent more than a year plotting the attack with
co-conspirators and that he received bomb-making instructions in
Pakistan in 2008. The U.S. government also says he bought components to
build improvised explosive devices and traveled to New York City on
September 10, 2009, to move forward with his plans.
Zazi's father was also arrested in September and charged with lying to federal officials.