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UK Police Hold Al-Qaida Suspect on US Terror Charges

UK Police Hold Al-Qaida Suspect on US Terror Charges

Abid Naseer

Associated Press

July 09, 2010

LONDON – Police on Wednesday arrested a Pakistani man suspected of being an Al-Qaeda operative in northeastern England after US authorities issued a warrant for his arrest.

Abid Naseer, 24, is sought by the United States on charges of providing material support to a foreign terrorist organisation, conspiring to provide material support, and conspiracy to use a destructive device.

He was arrested by British counter-terrorism police last year on suspicion of plotting mass casualty attacks in England and of being an operative of Al-Qaeda, although he was never charged.

The British government subsequently tried to deport him but while an immigration court acknowledged he was “an Al-Qaeda operative who posed and still poses a serious threat”, it ruled his safety could not be guaranteed in Pakistan.

Naseer was due to appear in court later Wednesday in connection with the US arrest warrant, police said.

“Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service’s extradition unit and the North East counter terrorism unit have this afternoon, Wednesday 7 July, arrested a man in the north east of England,” they said in a statement.

“Abid Naseer, 24, has been arrested in the United Kingdom pursuant to a provisional arrest warrant issued on July 7, 2010, at the request of the United States government.”

  • Vt_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    lol it's a big pond :D good job guys.

  • Img_1050_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Nice job by our Brothers across the pond.

  • Laugh_now_cry_later_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Good deal!

  • 1979_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Good for you mates! Glad that our brothers across the pond are doing such a great job!

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