NEW YORK -- The Uzbekistani immigrant suspected of being behind New York's worst terror attack in 16 years has confessed to acting in the name of the 'Islamic State' (IS), investigators said Wednesday (November 1).
Saipov told investigators he "felt good" about the killings, and had planned the assault for a year.
Those killed in the attack included five childhood friends from Argentina celebrating the 30th anniversary of their high school graduation, a 31-year-old Belgian mother and two US men from New York and New Jersey.
Of the 12 wounded, four remained in critical condition.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said it had located another Uzbekistan-born resident of the US, Mukhammadzoir Kadirov, whom authorities consider a person of interest in the case, according to a November 1 BBC report.
Presidents of Central Asian countries overall called 2017 a year of changes and said they foresee further innovations in 2018.
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