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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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Suspicious package explodes in New Jersey

A device exploded on Monday morning as a bomb squad robot examined a suspicious package that appeared to contain pipe bombs near a train station in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

No one was hurt by the explosion.

A spokesman for Mayor Chris Bollwage originally said that the explosion was a controlled detonation, but at a press briefing later said the robot was "cutting into the device when it exploded".

He said that as many as five devices were found inside the same package, which was discovered by two men at around 8.30pm local time on Sunday.

"Based on the loudness, I think people could have been severely hurt or injured if they had been in the vicinity," he added.

The explosion follows a blast in the Chelsea district of New York just 20 miles away, and officials have said that these two incidents were not connected, although they were not ruling anything out.

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