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Oregon Man Charged With Helping In A 2009 Pakistan Terror Attack
Portland, Oregon (CNN) - An Oregon man was arrested and charged Tuesday with helping in a 2009 Pakistan terror attack.
30 people were killed and more than 300 others hurt in the attack on the headquarters of Pakistan's intelligence service. Reaz Qadir Khan is charged with one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. The indictment against Khan alleges that from December 2005 through June 2009 Khan conspired with others including a man killed during the suicide bomb attack.
He appeared briefly in federal court in Portland and was ordered detained at least until for a Wednesday detention hearing. If convicted Khan faces a potential maximum sentence of life in prison.
The 48-year old is a naturalized U-S citizen. He has worked for the city of Portland since 2007.