Indictment: Roadside Bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan Included U.S.-Manufactured Components

[Washington Post] Karen DeYoung - A federal grand jury in Miami has indicted 16 foreign individuals and companies in a broad conspiracy to send restricted dual-purpose U.S. electronics and other items to Iran for use in roadside bombs against U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The indictment, issued Sep. 11 and unsealed Wednesday, followed an investigation after U.S. forces in Iraq discovered improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, that included U.S.-manufactured components. Charges were brought against six Iranians, and two other people living in Germany and Malaysia. Five indicted companies were said to be based in Dubai, two in Malaysia and one in Iran. None of the indicted people is in custody.

2008-09-19 01:00:00

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