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Federal authorities arrested seven people yesterday on terrorism charges. Read the full indictment below. The US Attorney’s Office unsealed the indictment yesterday. One of the names has been redacted throughout the indictment, that is the one suspect in this case who has not yet been arrested.
The indictment says lead defendant Daniel Patrick Boyd, of Willow Springs, trained with the Taliban in Afghanistan in 1989 and fought against the Soviet occupation of that country until 1992.
The eight men, according to the indictment, bought guns and trained in military tactics in Caswell County. The indictment also says that some of the men traveled to Pakistan, Kosovo and Gaza to fight in what US Attorney George Holding calls “violent jihad.”