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Authorities arrest Uzbek man in Idaho on terrorism charges

Federal prosecutors say a man from Uzbekistan who has been living in Boise, Idaho, was arrested there Thursday and charged with plotting to support the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.

Officials said 30-year-old truck driver Fazliddin Kurbanov had acquired parts that could be used to make a hand grenade, including a fuse and explosive powders.

Kurbanov also distributed videos on how to make explosive devices but was "closely monitored by federal agents," prosecutors said.

Officials said he began by accessing videos online about bomb making and then started buying the components. They said Kurbanov then reached out to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan to seek information on how to make explosives. During that time, he came to the attention of the FBI.

Officials said Kurbanov had not managed to come up with any plots or pick any targets.

He is scheduled to appear in federal court in Boise at 9 a.m. Friday, The Associated Press reported.