Of­fi­cials: Al Qaeda op­er­a­tive tied to plot

Austin American-Statesman - - WORLD & NATION -

NEW YORK — U.S. coun­tert­er­ror­ism of­fi­cials have linked one of the nation’s most wanted ter­ror­ists to last year’s thwarted plot to bomb the New York City sub­way sys­tem, au­thor­i­ties said. Cur­rent and for­mer coun­tert­er­ror­ism of­fi­cials said top al Qaeda op­er­a­tive Ad­nan Shukri­jumah met with one of the would-be sui­cide bombers in a plot that At­tor­ney Gen­eral Eric Holder called one of the most dan­ger­ous since 9/11. Fed­eral pros­e­cu­tors in Brook­lyn have named Shukri­jumah in a draft ter­ror­ism in­dict­ment, but the Jus­tice Depart­ment was still dis­cussing whether to cite his role.

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