Federal authorities have announced an indictment, Saturday, charging six people with supporting Taliban militants in Pakistan. Three were arrested while 3 are still at large.
The three arrested include an elderly Islamic religious leader Hafiz Muhammed Sher Ali Khan and his son Izhar Khan. The third person is Irfan Khan. The first two were arrested in Miami while the third was arrested in Los Angeles. All three are U.S. citizens. If convicted, they might be in jail for 15 years.
Also named in the indictment are three others who are at large, including Hafiz Khan's daughter, grandson and an unrelated man.
The six have been accused of conspiracy and providing material support to murder, maim and kidnap persons overseas. They have also been accused of conspiring to support the Pakistani Taliban, which is a terrorist group that began in Afghanistan.
The indictment states transactions worth about $50,000, which were used to buy guns and other material support for the Pakistani Taliban.
The Pakistani Taliban has been responsible for terror attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan and the Times Square bombing attempt in New York 2010. It has also acknowledged responsibility for the bombing attack in Pakistan that is seen as an attempt to avenge the death of Osama bin Laden.