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Inside the ISIS Terror Plot to Kill U.S. Diplomats in Colombia

A Cuban national was dragged cuffed and defiant into a Colombian court last week for an alleged “terror plot” to kill American diplomats on behalf of Islamic State (ISIS) extremists in the nation’s capital of Bogotá.

Raúl Gutiérrez, 43, pled not guilty to the charges that he had conspired with an international ISIS cell to blow up a restaurant popular with Embassy staff and other foreigners in the Zona Rosa (Pink Zone) region of Bogotá.

“I’m not a terrorist, I told you, man,” Gutiérrez was overheard shouting as he was rushed into the courtroom at the center of a phalanx of police riot shields.

Nevertheless, a judge ordered him held without bail until trial, based on the case presented by local authorities working closely with the FBI and Spanish police.

Read more at the Daily Beast

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