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US Christmas bomb plot suspect found guilty: reports

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A Somali-American was found guilty Thursday over an alleged plot to blow up a Christmas tree ceremony in the US state of Oregon in 2010, reports said.

The jury returned its verdict on Mohamed Mohamud less than a day after retiring to deliberate after his trial over the attempted attack on November 26, 2010, the Oregonian newspaper and KATU television reported.

The 21-year-old, whose lawyers claimed he was tricked into the attempted bombing by undercover FBI agents, faces up to life in prison for plotting to use a weapon of mass destruction.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/us-christmas-bomb-plot-suspect-found-guilty-reports