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Fort Hood soldier accused of plotting to kill troops at Fort Hood reveals original plan

Fort Hood soldier accused of plotting to kill troops at Fort Hood reveals original plan
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 12:05pm

A soldier accused of plotting to kill troops at Fort Hood in Texas told a Tennessee television station he was originally planning an attack on his home base of Fort Campbell.


Pfc. Naser Abdo told WSMV-TV in Nashville his target at the base on the Kentucky-Tennessee line was a high ranking official he did not name.


Abdo's interview with the station was his first since his arrest in July at a Killeen, Texas, motel near Fort Hood. He was absent without leave from Fort Campbell, and authorities allege he planned to detonate two bombs in restaurant full of Fort Hood soldiers and then shoot anyone who survived.


He pleaded not guilty Thursday to six new charges for a total of nine federal charges. The military cannot comment due to a gag order in the case.
 

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