U.S. federal agents arrested Faisal Shahzad, a U.S. citizen from Pakistan, in conjunction with a failed attempted to trigger a car bomb in Times Square in New York. Authorities arrested Shahzad as he attempted to board a plane for Dubai. Authorities expressed skepticism that the Pakistani Taliban could claim responsibility for the attack, despite threats by Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mahsud that the militant organization would soon carry out suicide attacks in the U.S. Shahzad recently returned from a five-month trip to Pakistan, which was also a destination for would-be New York bomber Najibullah Zazi and a group from Washington who are now on trial in Pakistan.

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