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FBI Tracks Dozen Linked To Al Qaeda 'Mastermind'

FBI agents are investigating about a dozen people in the United States whose names were found in the home in Pakistan where al Qaeda operations chief Khalid Sheik Mohammed was captured Saturday, U.S. officials said yesterday. Authorities also are examining telephones and computer files recovered in the search of a house in Rawalpindi, a suburb of Islamabad, where the self-described mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks was staying when he and two other men were arrested. One of the other men arrested was Mustafa Ahmed Hawsawi, alleged paymaster for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists, who has been named in two U.S. terrorism-related criminal prosecutions. The people in this country whose names turned up in the search were already under surveillance, U.S. officials said. In its weekly intelligence bulletin issued yesterday, the FBI urged local law enforcement officials to be on the lookout for signs of terrorist activity, warning that Mohammed’s arrest could expedite attacks that were close to being launched. Full Story

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