Zazi Accomplice Pleads Guilty to Manhattan Subway Bomb Plot

By Ben Fractenberg on April 23, 2010 12:22pm | Updated on April 23, 2010 3:26pm

Zarein Ahmedzay (pictured right) speaks during his arraignment at Brooklyn Federal court, Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 in New York.
Zarein Ahmedzay (pictured right) speaks during his arraignment at Brooklyn Federal court, Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 in New York.
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By Ben Fractenberg

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MANHATTAN — A man pleaded guilty Friday for plotting to bomb Manhattan subway stations during the morning rush.

Zarein Ahmedzay, a former New York City cab driver admitted to conspiring with Najibullah Zazi and Adis Medunjanin, to detonate homemade bombs on trains bound for Grand Central Terminal and Times Square.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called the plot one of the most serious threats to the nation since 9/11, the New York Times reported.

Ahmedzay, Medunjanin and Zazi are accused of planning the bombings to take place just days after the eight anniversary of 9/11. The three men, who all went to high school together in Queens, allegedly traveled to Pakistan together in 2008 to receive weapons training from al-Qaida, the paper reported.

Zazi has already pleaded guilty and is cooperating with prosecutors, the paper said. A lawyer for Medunjanin told the Times his client does not intend to plead guilty.

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