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Kenya to Turn over Suspected Member of al-Qaida to U.S. Authorities

Kenya will hand over to U.S. authorities a suspected member of the al-Qaida terrorist network believed to have played a role in the 1998 African embassy bombings, the foreign minister said Tuesday. Kalonzo Musyoka told parliament the suspect — whom he did not identify further — was detained in neighboring Somalia last week. He did not say when the suspect would be handed over to U.S. authorities. On March 18, Somali gunmen entered a hospital in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, and seized a man Kenyans have identified as a ranking al-Qaida suspect. U.S. officials in Nairobi refused to comment. Last week, however, U.S. officials in Washington said on condition of anonymity that the man in Kenyan custody is believed to be a low- or mid-level al-Qaida operative suspected of involvement in the Aug. 7, 1998, bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and neighboring Tanzania. The attacks killed 230 people, including 12 Americans. Full Story

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