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Two US Women Held in Alleged Bomb Plot by (VOA News) Thursday April 2 nd , 2015  at  10:01 PM Voice Of America 1 Share Two New York City women have been charged with trying to build a homemade bomb to launch a terrorist attack in the United States. A federal criminal complaint made public Thursday says Noelle Velentzas and Asia Siddiqui were arrested on charges of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction. Prosecutors say undercover investigators determined the women were plotting to attack police, government or military targets based on their "violent jihadist beliefs." Authorities say the public was never in danger.   The complaint alleges that the defendants possessed propane gas tanks and instructions on how to transform them into explosive devices. According to the New York Times,the complaint also says the women were in contact with members of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, and had viewed videos made by the s