Afghans suspected scientist of a suicide plot

At US court, she enters no plea on assault charges

Aafia Siddiqui after her arrest in Afghanistan last month. Aafia Siddiqui after her arrest in Afghanistan last month.
By Farah Stockman
Globe Staff / August 6, 2008

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WASHINGTON - Aafia Siddiqui, a former Boston resident and MIT-trained scientist from Pakistan, was planning to die in a suicide bombing with a teenage accomplice when she was arrested three weeks ago in the southern Afghan province of Ghazni, according to Afghan authorities who displayed the pair to local media at a press conference before their identities were known. (Full article: 780 words)

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