Skip to comments.Al Qaeda Suspect in London Terror Bombings Arrested in Pakistan
Posted on 01/21/2009 1:41:08 PM PST by nickcarraway
A Saudi Al Qaeda operative suspected of involvement in the London 7/7 attacks has been arrested in northwestern Pakistan, FOX News has confirmed.
The operative, Zabi-ul-Taifi, was arrested with six other militants on the outskirts of the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, Reuters reported.
"Taifi is among those arrested today," an intelligence official told Reuters on condition of anonymity. The nationalities of the other militants arrested are being established.
One intelligence official told Reuters that it is believed Taifi was the "mastermind" of the July 7, 2005 bombings that rocked the London transportation system when homicide bombers set off explosions on underground train cars and a bus, leaving 52 people dead and hundreds injured.
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Well, Gitmo is out.
Maybe he can take turns living with the Dixie Chicks.
I hope they didn’t violate his Constitutional rights.
They sure better have Mirandized them!
International Waters ?
Don’t send him to the evil USA or the evil UK, let wonderful Pakistan handle him.
ADDING ADDITIONAL LINK:
“Saudi al Qaeda operative involved in London bombings detained in Pakistan”
By BILL ROGGIO
January 21, 2009 3:50 PM
SNIPPET: “Pakistani security forces detained a Saudi al Qaeda operative believed to be involved with the July 2005 London bombings along with six other operatives Wednesday during a raid on a village near the northwestern city of Peshawar.
The Saudi was identified as Zabi ul Taifi and was described as a senior operative in the July 7, 2005 bombings in London that killed 52 civilians and wounded more than 770 others. Three suicide bombs struck on underground trains while another bomber detonated on a double-decker bus.
Taifi and his cohorts were captured in a “militant den,” Geo News reported based on a tip from Pakistani intelligence sources. The al Qaeda operatives were holed up in the village of Bara Qadeem.
“The men were believed to have planned attacks on trucks taking supplies to Western forces in Afghanistan and they included four Arabs and three Afghans,” Reuters reported. The attacks on NATO supply convoys and shipping terminals have forced the Pakistan government to shut down the vital Khyber Pass four times since September 2008.
Western officials were said to have observed the raids, villagers told Reuters.
Three of the London 7/7 bombers have been directly traced back to Pakistan’s tribal areas. Mohammad Sidique Khan, the ringleader and one of the four suicide bombers, and bombers Hasib Hussain and Shehzad Tanweer traveled to training camps in northern Pakistan prior to conducting the attacks.
Khan recorded a martyrdom videotape produced by As Sahab, al Qaeda’s media arm. Ayman al Zawahiri, al Qaeda’s second-in-command, also appeared on the tape. Khan also trained with Jemaah Islamiyah, al Qaeda’s Indonesian affiliate.
US intelligence believes al Qaeda has reconstituted its external operations network in Pakistan’s lawless, Taliban-controlled tribal areas. “
"US intelligence believes al Qaeda has reconstituted its external operations network in Pakistans lawless, Taliban-controlled tribal areas."