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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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Rahami could face charges from hospital bed

Ahmad Khan Rahami could face charges from his hospital bed. Credit: Reuters

The Afghan-born US citizen charged with bombings in New York and New Jersey over the weekend could face a judge from his hospital bed.

A lawyer for Ahmad Khan Rahami asked a federal judge to schedule his first court appearance for today, despite Rahami continuing to receive hospital treatment after being injured in a shootout with police on Monday.

If Rahami can’t leave Newark hospital to travel to the US District Court in Manhattan, he could formally face his charges from his bed.

"He has been held and questioned by federal law enforcement agents since his arrest," David Patton, head of the New York city federal public defenders office said in a court filing.

"The Sixth Amendment requires that he be given access tocounsel on the federal charges, and that he be presented without delay."

Patton also asked to meet with Rahami, 28, on Wednesday.

Police say they have not yet been able to interview Rahami.

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