NJ men accused in terror plot are denied bail
(AP) - A federal magistrate has denied bail for twoNew Jersey men accused of trying to join a terrorist group inSomalia.
Prosecutors say Mohamed Mahmood Alessa and Carlos EduardoAlmonte conspired to kill, harm and kidnap persons outside theUnited States.
In denying bail Thursday, U.S. Magistrate Madeline Cox Arleocited the severity of the charge and the risk of flight.
They were arrested Saturday night at New York's Kennedy Airportas they prepared to fly to Egypt.
Prosecutors say the two intended to head to Somalia to seekterror training from al-Qaida-affiliated jihadists.
Court documents say the men had no contact with Somaliterrorists and they had hoped they'd be accepted by a terroristgroup.