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The government acknowledged that US drone strikes have killed four US citizens in Pakistan and Yemen, including Anwar al Awlaki, who planned a jetliner bombing over Detroit in 2009 and had a key role in a 2010 plot to bomb US-bound cargo planes. Ibragim Todashev, a Chechen acquaintance of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was shot dead by an FBI agent in Orlando, Fla. after lunging with a knife at the agent during questioning; the former Boston resident was being questioned by the FBI about links to Tsarnaev as well as an unsolved triple murder in 2011, and planned on returning to Chechnya. The US is said to be looking at more than five suspects in the September 2012 Benghazi attack.
A three-judge panel of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the government need not release photographs of the corpse of Osama bin Laden. The court accepted the contention of the Obama administration that the CIA could keep the photographs secret, as an exception to the Freedom of Information Act, because their release might put Americans abroad at risk.
The State Department added Al Nusrah Front emir Sheikh Abu Muhammad al Julani ito its list of global terrorists. The FBI is questioning New Hampshire resident Musa Khadzhimuratov, a Chechen refugee and former separatist fighter, about his ties to Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev. In Idaho, Uzbek national Fazliddin Kurbanov pled not guilty to charges of supporting the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and teaching people how to bomb public transportation.
Fazliddin Kurbanov, an Uzbek, was arrested in Boise, Idaho and charged with helping the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan to build a weapon of mass destruction for a terrorist act overseas. Authorities have found that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left a message claiming responsibility for the attack and saying it was "collateral damage" and retribution for US military action in Afghanistan and Iraq. The US Marshals Service has lost track of two "identified as known or suspected terrorists" who formerly participated in the federal witness protection program; both are thought to be now outside the US.