Egytian pleads guilty ahead of trial over U.S. embassy bombings

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Posted: Sep 19, 2014 10:17 AM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Egyptian man said Friday he would plead guilty in New York to charges connected with the deadly 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

Adel Abdul Bary, 54, said in court he would plead guilty to conspiracy to make a threat to use an explosive device, making a threat to use an explosive device, and conspiracy to murder Americans.

His guilty plea came two months before he was set to face trial in federal court alongside two co-defendants, Libyan Anas al-Liby and Saudi Khalid al-Fawwaz.

(Reporting by Nate Raymond in New York; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)