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UK extradites al-Qaeda suspect

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.

File image - A commuter looks out from a subway train as he waits for it to depart from the station in the Brooklyn Borough of New York. Credit: Reuters

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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