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Indictment: Alleged ISIS supporter tried to bomb Super Bowl

Indictment: Alleged ISIS supporter tried to bomb Super Bowl
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An alleged supporter of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) from Arizona has been indicted on charges that he planned to attack last year’s Super Bowl, according to court documents obtained by CNN.
 
The indictment alleges that Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem — who is also accused of arming and training men to attack an event where people were encouraged to draw the Prophet Mohammed in Texas earlier this year — plotted to set off pipe bombs at the University of Phoenix Stadium during the NFL’s championship game.
 
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Kareem is also accused in the indictment of providing material support to a terrorist group by accessing an ISIS document listing the names and address of U.S. service members, CNN said.
 
An earlier indictment alleges the 44-year-old, also known as Decarus Thomas, conspired with Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi to attack the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest in Garland, Texas.
 
Simpson and Soofi were shot dead on May 3 by a police officer who was part of the security detail at the event. The officer was wounded but survived in the attack, for which ISIS has claimed responsibility.
 
The trio had been allegedly conspiring to support ISIS since June 2014, with targets such as the homes of U.S. service members, military bases, shopping malls, the Super Bowl and the drawing contest.
 
The indictment alleges that Simpson, Soofi and others scouted military installations in order to plan their attacks.
 
The men also allegedly traveled to remote areas in deserts near Phoenix for target practice.
 
Kareem is also accused of feigning being hit by a car and filing a false insurance claim in order to raise money for the attack.
 
Authorities said one of the shooters during a Dec. 2 attack in San Bernardino, Calif., pledged her support to ISIS in a social media message. Fourteen people were killed in that attack.
 
ISIS has also claimed responsibility for the Nov. 13 attack in Paris in which 130 were killed.