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Pakistani Al-Qaeda suspect extradited from Britain to US

Published on Jan 4, 2013 8:30 AM

NEW YORK (AFP) - An alleged Pakistani Al-Qaeda operative accused of planning attacks in the United States, Britain and Norway has been extradited to America.

Abid Naseer, 26, flew out of Britain from Luton Airport near London under US custody and was en route to New York. He is due to face a federal judge on Monday on charges of joining a failed Al-Qaeda plot to bomb the Big Apple.

Naseer, from Manchester in northern England, "was extradited to America where he is accused of terrorism offences. His case is now a matter for the US authorities," Britain's Home Office said.

Naseer was originally arrested in Britain along with 10 other Pakistani men in 2009 over a suspected Manchester bomb plot. They were released without charge after prosecutors cited inadequate evidence, and ordered to be deported.

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