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Bangladeshi national arrested for plotting to blow up the Federal Reserve

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An Al Qaeda wannabe was busted Wednesday on charges he set out to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in Lower Manhattan with a bogus 1,000-pound bomb he got from an undercover FBI agent, officials said.

Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21, a Bangladeshi national living in Jamaica, Queens, boasted that he wanted to “destroy America,” federal authorities said.

“We will not stop until we attain victory or martyrdom,” he said in a videotape he planned to release after detonating the bomb, authorities said.

While en route to his target Wednesday morning, Nafis bragged to his accomplices — actually undercovers working for the FBI — that he had a “Plan B” to conduct a suicide bombing operation if cops thwarted his Federal Reserve mission.

Nafis drove the bomb in a van and parked it next to the Federal Reserve on Liberty St., then went to a nearby hotel where he recorded the video taking responsibility for the terrorist attack he was about to commit, officials said.

FBI agents arrested him at the hotel after he repeatedly attempted to use a cellphone to detonate the bomb he thought was real, a law enforcement source said.

Since arriving in the United States in January on a student visa, Nafis researched several possible targets, including the New York Stock Exchange, officials said. He even thought about attacking a high-ranking U.S. official.

Sources told the Daily News that the official was President Obama.

“You know what, this election might even stop,” he allegedly said of disrupting the campaign.

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