Two women are accused of planning a bomb explosion in the US

Noel Velenzas and Asia Siddiqui unknowingly disclosed plans to build and detonate a bomb in the United States to an undercover agent back in May 2013, according to a court document unsealed Thursday.

Velenzas, 28, and Siddiqui, 31, US citizens who were once roommates in Queens, New York, were charged with using a weapon of mass destruction and appeared in federal district court in Brooklyn on Thursday.

“Siddiqui is currently in possession of several propane gas tanks, as well as instructions for converting the propane tanks into explosive devices. According to the criminal complaint.

According to court documents released after the women were arrested, the pair expressed violent jihadist views. They spent months reading books and articles on making homemade bombs, as well as buying chemicals from a nearby Home Depot.

“In looking at the bags of mass which [Velentzas] Found in the horticulture department, Velenzas commented that manure was an ingredient used in the Oklahoma City bombing,” the complaint states.

In discussing possible targets, Velenzas considered targeting government employees and buildings, such as an attack on a police funeral, instead of “attacking regular people.”

“Better to go straight to the enemy than people who are drunk or running a marathon,” he says in the document.

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