Three men arrested and charged in plot to bomb Kansas mosque

Three men have been arrested and charged in federal court for conspiring to bomb an apartment building that serves as a mosque for many local Somali immigrants in the US state of Kansas.

The suspects, identified as Curtis Allen, 49, Gavin Wright, 49, and Patrick Eugene Stein, 47, had stockpiled firearms, ammunition and explosives for the attack, according to the US Justice Department.

The three men were charged in federal court in Wichita on Friday with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction in Garden City.

The defendants had prepared a manifesto to be published after their planned bombing, according to a criminal complaint released by the US Attorney’s Office.

“According to the complaint, these three defendants conspired to conduct a bombing attack against an apartment complex occupied by men, women and children in the Garden City, Kansas community,” said Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin.

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