31 Jul 2011

FBI says soldier planned to attack base

5:06 am on 31 July 2011

Federal prosecutors in the United States have charged a soldier suspected of hatching a terror plot against the military with illegal possession of a firearm.

Naser Jason Abdo, 21, was found in possession of suspected bomb-making materials near the Fort Hood army base in Texas. He was arrested on Wednesday.

The FBI believes it may have foiled an attack on the base.

During a court appearance on Friday, the soldier shouted the name of a military psychiatrist accused of a shooting rampage at Fort Hood in 2009, in which 13 people were killed and 32 wounded.