Boise Man Convicted Of Terror Plot Attacks Warden In Prison

May 26, 2017

File photo of Fazliddin Kurbanov, who was sentenced to 25 years for terror charges in 2016. The Boise refugee is also charged with stabbing a prison warden last spring.

A refugee from Boise imprisoned for terror charges is now in more trouble.

Fazliddin Kurbanov is serving 25 years in federal prison for conspiring and attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. The 34-year-old refugee fled Uzbekistan in 2009, and lived in Boise until he was arrested in 2013.

Kurbanov has maintained his innocence, telling a federal judge during his sentencing last year that he’s never been a terrorist.

Now, he’s been charged with the attempted murder of a federal officer. Officials say Kurbanov used a homemade knife to attack a warden in the California prison where he’s serving his sentence. The officer was seriously injured but has recovered. The prison incident took place last May.

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