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PHX man accused of helping TX attack re-indicted

Posted at 6:12 PM, Dec 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-26 20:12:11-05

An Arizona man accused of helping plan an attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas has been re-indicted in the case.

Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem was first indicted in U.S. District Court in Phoenix on Sept. 1.

He was charged with conspiracy, false statements and firearms violations related to the May 3 attack on a cartoon-drawing contest in Garland, Texas.

The contest was intended to satirize Islam's Prophet Mohammed.

A federal grand jury on Wednesday added a charge of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

Authorities say the 44-year-old Abdul Kareem provided the guns that Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi used in the attack. All three men attended the same Phoenix mosque.

Simpson and Soofi were killed by police in an exchange of gunfire.