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Portland man charged in Pakistan terrorist bombing out on bond

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A man accused of assisting a terrorist bombing in Pakistan in 2009 that killed 30 people and injured hundreds more has been released from custody.

Reaz Khan posted bond and was released around 5:15 p.m. Thursday.

He was arrested Tuesday and charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists.

Investigators said Khan, a naturalized U.S. citizen, gave money and advice to a man who participated in a May 27, 2009 suicide bombing at the headquarters of Pakistan's intelligence service in Lahore.

Khan's lawyers describe him as a respected husband, father and city worker. He has been an employee with the city of Portland since November 2005, working as a wastewater operator.

Court documents allege Kahn provided financial assistance to Ali Jaleel, a Maldivian national living outside the U.S., and his family, along with advice on how to travel undetected and use coded language.

Federal investigators said Jaleel died in the 2009 suicide bombing.

A federal judge ruled Wednesday Khan could be granted pretrial release, if he posted $25,000 bond and met certain conditions. Those conditions included the location of Khan's money and other assets.

Thursday, Khan's lawyer presented that information in court. The judge expressed some concern about a bank account in Pakistan with a significant amount of money.

Khan said he's had that account for years because it's required to be there in person to close it out.

Khan declined to make a statement as he left the courthouse.

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