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Bush hails 'al-Qaeda killer' arrest

President George W Bush has hailed as a “serious blow” the capture of a top al-Qaeda suspect alleged to have planned the 11 September attacks. “The terrorists are learning there is no place safe for them in this world, ” Mr Bush said, in his first public comments since the arrest of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed at the weekend. Pakistan says Sheikh Mohammed is now in US custody at an American military air base in Afghanistan. Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said the Kuwaiti-born suspect had been handed over with permission from the Kuwaiti Government. The information minister said Pakistani interrogators had extracted all the intelligence they needed from Sheikh Mohammed. US officials say one of the two other men captured with Sheikh Mohammed helped to fund the 11 September hijackings. He has been named as Mustafa Ahmed al-Hawsawi in the US media. The third man is a Pakistani national, Ahmed Abdul Qadus. Full Story

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