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NJ man sentenced to life in prison for planting bombs

NEW YORK - A New Jersey man who planted a pair of improvised bombs in Manhattan in September 2016, injuring more than 30 people when one exploded, said in federal court Tuesday that he doesn't "harbor hate towards anyone."

But Ahmad Khan Rahimi said he felt targeted by U.S. law enforcement authorities because he observed Islam outwardly through his clothing, beard and prayer habits.

"I have learned to understand why there's such a big frustration between the Muslim community overseas and the American people," he said.

Rahimi did not his explain

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