Two Kentucky men indicted on federal terrorism charges

Two Bowling Green residents have been indicted on federal terrorism charges, according to authorities.

The charges against Waad Ramadan Alwan, 30, include conspiracy to kill U.S. nationals abroad and conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction against U.S. nationals.

The charges against Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, 23, include attempting to provide material support to terrorists and conspiracy to possess and export Stinger missiles.

The two plotted attacks against U.S. troops in Iraq. They are not charged with plotting attacks in the U.S., according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Louisville.

That office announced the charges Tuesday following an initial appearance in federal court by Alwan and Hammadi.

Both men once lived in Iraq but later moved to Bowling Green, according to federal authorities. The FBI investigated the case.

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