NEW YORK (Reuters/AFP) - The man accused of trying to set off a car bomb in New Yorks Times Square on May 1 pleaded guilty on Monday to terrorism-related charges. Pakistani-born Faisal Shahzad, who became a US citizen last year, was indicted in Manhattan federal court on Thursday on 10 charges, including attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and attempted terrorism transcending national borders. Shahzad, 30, is accused of parking a vehicle containing a crude car bomb in Times Square in Midtown Manhattan. He was arrested aboard a Dubai-bound jetliner two days later that was minutes from leaving New Yorks John F Kennedy International Airport. Shahzad pleaded guilty to all 10 charges arising out of attack including attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and terrorism. Shahzad, a Pakistani-American told the court that he was pleading guilty because of the US occupation of Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia. We will be attacking the US and I will plead guilty to that, he added.