July 29, 2004

Kenyan/Tanzanian Bombing Suspects Captured

This one seems more confirmable as the source is Reuters and they are quoting the Prez of Pakistan:

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (Reuters) - Pakistan has arrested a senior al Qaeda figure with a bounty of up to $25 million on his head, Interior Minister Makhdoom Faisal Saleh Hayat told CNN television Thursday...

Al Arabiya said the suspect may be Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani. Ghailani is the only Tanzanian on the FBI's most wanted "terrorists" list, for his alleged role in the 1998 bombings by al Qaeda of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

Pakistan later said it had arrested a key suspect in the bombings.

Ghailani was among seven people about whom the United States said in May it was seeking information amid fears of a possible attack in the near future.

An FBI Web site lists Ghailani as a suspect in the African embassy bombings and says it is offering a reward of up to $25 million for information leading to his capture.

Good news for us...bad news for any more Pakistanis working in Iraq.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 09:15 PM | Comments |