A Pakistani man living in Manchester was part of an al Qaeda plot to launch coordinated international bombings, US Justice Department lawyers have said, reports BBC. The lawyers are seeking to extradite Abid Naseer to the US to stand trial over alleged plots to plant bombs in Manchester, New York and Norway. Naseer carried out reconnaissance and bought material for bombs, David Perry QC told Westminster Magistrates Court in London. The 24-year-old, who came from Pakistan on a student visa, denies the charges. However, the court heard allegations he was targeting Manchester city centre, most likely in the vicinity of St Anns Square or the Arndale Shopping Centre. The defendant and his co-conspirators based in the UK conducted reconnaissance at potential target locations and transported reconnaissance photographs back and forth to Pakistan, said Mr Perry.