WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Kenyan authorities say they have cracked the password on a laptop computer belonging to one of the most wanted al-Qaida suspects in Africa.
A report by the Kenyan newspaper, The Daily Nation, on its Web site Monday quoted anonymous "senior police sources" as saying that the computer "contained vital information on terrorism training and intelligence collection including spying."
The report gave no further details, but said the computer was seized from the wife of Fazul Abdullah Mohammed -- indicted by federal prosecutors for his role in the al-Qaida truck bombings of two U.S. embassies in East Africa in August, 1998.
Fazul's wife, Halima Badroudine Fazul Husseine, was arrested earlier this month with her three children, crossing the Kenyan border from Somalia -- where her husband is widely believed to have been hiding until the turn of the year, when the Islamic militias allegedly sheltering them were routed from Somalia by the Ethiopian military.
The newspaper said police believed Fazul had given her the computer for safe-keeping or delivery to someone else.
Despite calls from Muslim groups in Kenya for Badroudine's release, the government deported her back to Somalia over the weekend, along with two dozen others who have been picked up crossing the border in recent days.
Officials in Mogadishu told local media that the weekend deportations brought to 57 the number of suspected fighters and supporters of the Islamic militias sent to Somalia since the return of the internationally baked but internally weak Transitional Federal Government to power on the oat-tails of the Ethiopian military earlier this month.
They include nationals of Yemen, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Sweden, Comoros, and Morocco, reports said.