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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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Obama: New York bomb investigation moving rapidly

President Obama is in New York to attend the annual United Nations General Assembly. Credit: APTN

US President Barack Obama has said the investigation into the New York and New Jersey explosions is "moving rapidly" but played down their connection with a recent stabbing spree at a Minnesota shopping mall.

Speaking from New York where he is attending the UN General Assembly, Mr Obama said he had been closely monitoring developments following the weekend bombing in Manhattan and pipe bomb explosion in New Jersey.

While he suggested neither was linked to the Minnesota attack, he confirmed a police statement that the stabbings at Crossroads Center in the town of St Cloud was also being investigated as a potential act of terrorism.

Mr Obama said extremists cannot undermine the American way of life as he called on the public to report any suspicious activity to law enforcement.

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