Accused Briton terrorist slain in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Fugitive British-Pakistani terrorism suspect Rashid Rauf has been killed in Pakistan by a U.S. missile strike, sources say.

Prosecutors to retry accused terrorists

LONDON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- British prosecutors said Wednesday they will seek retrials of four men accused of plotting to destroy jetliners with liquid bombs.

No retrial decision yet in terror case

LONDON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- British police were forced to make early arrests in an alleged airline bomb plot, leaving them with a weak case, a former counter-terrorism chief said Tuesday.

Pakistani-British terror suspect escapes

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A suspect in a plot to blow up transatlantic planes from London escaped from an Islamabad court and was being sought in Pakistan Sunday.

Terror suspect claims lack of evidence

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- A British Muslim accused in Pakistan of participating in an alleged plot to blow up aircraft bound from London to the United States claimed innocence Friday.

Judge clears way for terrorist extradition

LONDON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A judge in Pakistan cleared the way for Britain to extradite the man authorities accused of orchestrating a plot to blow up transatlantic passenger planes.

Terror charges dropped in London plot case

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A Pakistani court has dropped terrorism charges against a man called a key figure in an alleged plot to blow up jets flying to the United States from London.

U.K. asks Pakistan for bomb plot suspect

LONDON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Britain and Pakistan are negotiating the extradition to London of a suspect in the alleged plot to blow up U.S.-bound aircraft.

Airline plot suspect faces deportation

LONDON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A British citizen being held in Pakistan in connection with the alleged plot to blow up trans-Atlantic airliners, could face deportation to Britain.

FBI slapped for terror probe leaks

LONDON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The FBI confirms it has been told by British security officials to stop leaking details of the alleged terrorist plot to blow up trans-Atlantic airliners.

Swift extradition of key suspect expected

LONDON, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- British officials are seeking the swift extradition from Pakistan of the alleged mastermind in the alleged plot to blow up transatlantic airliners.

Airline suspects may have extensive ties

LONDON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Scotland Yard is investigating links between suspects in the alleged plot to blow up transatlantic flights and the 2005 bombing of London's commuter trains.

Rashid Rauf (born ca. 1981 - allegedly died November 22, 2008) was an alleged Al-Qaeda operative. He was a dual citizen of Britain and Pakistan who was arrested in Bhawalpur, Pakistan in connection with the 2006 transatlantic aircraft plot in August 2006, a day before some arrests were made in Britain. The Pakistani Interior Minister, Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao, claimed that "he is an al Qaeda operative with linkages in Afghanistan". He is said to be one of the ringleaders of the alleged plot. In December 2006, the anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi found no evidence that he had been involved in terrorist activities, and his charges were downgraded to forgery and possession of explosives. Rauf was born in England to Pakistani parents, and brought up in Birmingham where his father was a baker.

Rauf was married to a relative of Maulana Masood Azhar, who is the head and founder of Jaish-e-Mohammed, an Islamist militant group in Pakistan. One of Rauf's brothers, Tayib Rauf, was among those arrested in Britain, although he was later released without charges.

Rauf was reportedly killed by a U.S. drone attack in Pakistan on November 22, 2008. His family have denied that he was killed.

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