Israel stopped NC jihad suspect's family in 2007

RALEIGH, NC (AP) - A security official says Israel refused entry two years ago to members of a North Carolina family that includes three men charged with plotting terror attacks in foreign countries.

An Israeli security official told The Associated Press Wednesday that the travels of 39-year-old Daniel Boyd's family two years ago attracted the attention of authorities, who refused entry to the country.

An indictment released Monday says Boyd spent three years traveling to the Middle East, secretly buying guns, and leading a group of men planning to kidnap, kill and maim people abroad.

Boyd, two sons and four other people were arrested Monday. Boyd is accused of being the ringleader of the group.

Authorities are looking for an eighth person thought to be in Pakistan.

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