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FBI looking for two men wanted over unexploded New York device

The FBI are seeking to trace two men who allegedly removed an unexploded device from a suitcase in New York on Saturday.

Here are the other key developments:

  • The main suspect in the New York and New Jersey bombing plots, Ahmad Khan Rahami, has been charged with five counts of attempted murder and with planting bombs
  • The 28-year-old's father reportedly told police two years ago that his son was a terrorist
  • Federal prosecutors say Rahami bought bomb materials on eBay and kept a journal expressing outrage at US 'slaughter' of mujahideen.
  • At least 31 people were injured, including a British national, in an explosion in New York's Manhattan district shortly before 9pm on Saturday
  • A second, undetonated device was found at 27th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues and was 'safely removed'
  • A suspicious package containing up to five pipe bombs found near a train station in Elizabeth, New Jersey, has now been linked to initial blast
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Clinton: Reckless Trump rhetoric aids terror recruitment

Hillary Clinton said Donald Trump is being used as a recruiting tactic for terrorists. Credit: APTN

Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has said Americans must choose "resolve not fear" in response to terror threats as she accused rival Donald Trump of inadvertently aiding Isis recruitment efforts.

Mrs Clinton said Mr Trump's "irresponsible reckless rhetoric" was "not grounded in fact" and cited a former head of US counter terrorism's claim that the "the kind of rhetoric and language that Mr Trump has used is giving aid and comfort to our adversaries".

The former New York senator addressed security measures in the wake of the weekend bombing in New York, which left 29 people injured.

Mrs Clinton's response included a pitch for the presidency, emphasising the public support she has received from security officials from both major parties and her experience as US secretary of state.

"I'm the only candidate in this race that has been part of the hard decisions to take terrorists off the battlefield," she said.

Mrs Clinton called for a coalition air strikes against Isis strongholds to be increased while the US launches an "intelligence surge" at home to try to detect and stop attacks before they are carried out.

She also urged a greater role for Silicon Valley in aiding the US government in tracking terrorists online and countering Isis recruitment and called for measures to build up trust between Muslims and police.

"This threat is real but so is our resolve," she said. "Let us be vigilant but not afraid. We have faced threats before."

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