Quartet 'planned terror attacks'
Published 20/11/2012 | 06:04
FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said they were under arrest for plotting to bomb government facilities and public places.
According to the federal complaint, unsealed during initial appearances, 34-year-old Sohiel Omar Kabir introduced two other California men to the radical Islamist doctrine of now-dead al Qaida leader Anwar al-Awlaki.
Authorities say Kabir traveled to Afghanistan and communicated with the two - Ralph Deleon, 23, and Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales, 21 - so he could arrange for their travel to join him and meet his contacts for terror organisations.
They later recruited 21-year-old Arifeen David Gojali, according to authorities.