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New York bomber, Ahmad Rahimi, sentenced to life in prison

The man convicted of the 2016 New York bombings is handed two life sentences.

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New York bomber, Ahmad Rahimi, sentenced to life in prison

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The man convicted of setting off pressure cooker bombs in New York in 2016 has been given two life sentences.

Afghan-born US citizen Ahmad Khan Rahimi injured 30 people when one of the bombs exploded in Manhattan.

According to federal prosecutors, the 30-year-old has shown no remorse for his actions.

Rahimi was accused of planting several homemade bombs including one along the route of a Marine Corps charity race.

Some failed to detonate and others were dealt with by police explosives experts.

Rahimi was arrested two days after the attacks following a shootout with police which left him in hospital for weeks.