New York women inspired by IS plotted bombing, FBI says
The FBI says it has arrested two women accused of plotting to plant a bomb in the US.
The two women, who are US citizens, referred to themselves as “citizens of the Islamic State”, according to court documents.
Noelle Velentzas and Asia Siddiqui were until recently roommates living in the Queens section of New York City.
Ms Siddiqui had several gas tanks and instructions on turning them into bombs, the documents said.
Ms Siddiqui “had repeated contact with members of the foreign terrorist organisation al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula” the documents said.
Her accomplice, Ms Velentzas referred to Osama Bin Laden as a hero, according to the US Department of Justice.