A Uzbekistan national named Fazliddin Kurbanov was arrested on May 16 in Boise, Idaho, for allegedly providing online lessons on how to build and use improvised explosive devices.
According to the FBI, Kurbanov also “allegedly” did these things to “provide support to [a] terrorist organization.”
Kurbanov faces federal terrorism charges from two separate grand juries.
A federal grand jury Salt Lake City charged him “with one count of distribution of information relating to explosives, destructive devices, and weapons of mass destruction.”
Another grand jury in Boise charged him “with one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, and one count of possessing an unregistered destructive device.”
Kurbanov was “legally present in the United States…at the time of his arrest.” The FBI says he was closely monitored during the investigation that led to his arrest, and “any potential threat posed by Kurbanov has been contained.”