UK extradites al-Qaeda suspect

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London - Police in Britain have extradited a terror suspect to the United States to face charges that he took part in an alleged al-Qaeda plot to detonate explosives aboard the New York City subway system.

Authorities handed over Abid Naseer, 26, to U.S. authorities on Thursday.

Prosecutors want Naseer to stand trial in the United States for his alleged role in a terror campaign that would have also struck at targets in Britain and Norway.

U.S. prosecutors told a British court hearing his extradition case two years ago that they plan to prove that Naseer collected bomb ingredients, conducted reconnaissance and communicated with al-Qaeda operatives. The alleged activities were part of a foiled New York plot and another plot to bomb a shopping area in the northern English city of Manchester. - Sapa-AP


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