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4 acquitted of helping New York bomber

world Updated: Jun 03, 2012 00:43 IST

A lawyer representing four Pakistani men accused of involvement in the 2010 Times Square bomb plot says they have been acquitted.

Malik Imran Safdar said Saturday that the prosecution failed to prove its case against his clients Muhammad Shoaib Mughal, Muhammad Shahid Husain, Humbal Akhtar and Faisal Abbasi.

The men were arrested in Pakistan following the New York City incident.

Pakistani-American Faisal Shahzad pleaded guilty in a US court to trying to blow up a bomb in his SUV. It produced smoke but no explosion.

Two other men arrested Pakistan in the wake of the incident were previously released.