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2006-08-28 07:39:45

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Britain has requested the extradition of a Briton of Pakistani descent who was arrested in Pakistan this month on suspicion of involvement in a plot to bomb airliners over the Atlantic, Pakistan said on Monday. "Yes, they have sought his extradition and the matter is under consideration," Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam told reporters, referring to the suspect, Rashid Rauf. A British High Commission spokesman confirmed that a request for the...

2006-08-23 18:42:21

By Peter Graff LONDON (Reuters) - British police investigating a suspected plot to blow up transatlantic airliners freed two suspects on Wednesday and obtained permission to continue questioning nine others. Police charged 11 people on Tuesday in the suspected plot and had been holding 11 others pending a decision on whether to charge them. They did not name the men they freed on Wednesday, but Sky News reported that one was Tayib Rauf of Birmingham, Britain's second city. His...

2006-08-23 15:25:32

By Peter Graff LONDON (Reuters) - British police investigating a suspected plot to blow up transatlantic airliners freed one suspect on Wednesday and obtained permission to continue questioning nine others. Police had already charged 11 suspects on Tuesday in the suspected plot and were holding 11 others pending a decision on whether to charge them. They did not name the man they freed on Wednesday, but Sky News reported that he was Tayib Rauf of Birmingham, Britain's second city....

2006-08-16 06:33:58

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Moves to extradite any British citizens arrested in Pakistan in connection with a plot to blow up transatlantic airliners were "way down the track," a British High Commission official in Islamabad said on Wednesday. The Pakistani government last Friday confirmed the arrest of seven people, including two British Muslims of Pakistani descent, in connection with the plot to set off bombs on airliners traveling from Britain to the United States. "We are still at the...

2006-08-11 13:35:57

By Zeeshan Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan said on Friday it had arrested a man it described as an al Qaeda operative who had played a key role in a plot British police said they had foiled to blow up transatlantic airliners. "He is a British citizen of Pakistani origin. He is an al Qaeda operative with linkages in Afghanistan," Interior Minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao told Reuters. Sherpao said the arrest of the man, identified as Rashid Rauf, had led to a wave of arrests...


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