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Utah man sentenced for making terrorist bomb-making tutorial

March 26, 2022 GMT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 24-year-old Utah man will spend a decade in a federal prison after admitting to making a bomb-making tutorial to help the Islamic State, or ISIS.

Murat Suljovic of Salt Lake City was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 20 years of supervised release once he leaves prison, the Utah U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Suljovic pleaded guilty in 2020 to providing material support or resources to terrorists. He was arrested in 2019, court records said.

Suljovic was living in Utah when he began talking with someone he believed to be a follower of ISIS, his plea agreement said. He believed the person wanted to carry out an attack in the name of the terrorist group, the Deseret News reported.

In the online talks, Suljovic said he was an ISIS leader, and both of the unnamed people believed him, the plea agreement said.

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Suljovic admitted to providing a bomb-making tutorial video and advice on how and where to carry out an attack, the plea agreement says.

“The fact that Suljovic carried out these actions while living in Salt Lake City shows the global reach of terrorist networks and should remind us to stay vigilant against the ongoing fight against terrorist organizations,” Utah U.S. Attorney Andrea Martinez said.