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Fearing Attack, Kenya Searches for Al Qaeda Suspect

Mounting evidence that terrorists could be planning an attack in Kenya in the coming days spurred law enforcement officials to launch a nationwide search today for a leading suspect in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings, while Britain suspended flights to and from the country and Western embassies increased security. Officers in Kenya’s anti-terrorism unit said Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, a Comoros islander who is wanted by the FBI on murder charges for his alleged role in the embassy attacks in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, reportedly has returned to Kenya from neighboring Somalia. The embassy bombings killed more than 240 people. Mohammed, who intelligence officials say is a member of al Qaeda who trained in Afghanistan with Osama bin Laden, was seen in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, after the Nov. 28 bombing of the Paradise Hotel in the Kenyan port of Mombasa — an operation in which he is also a suspect. Now Kenyan officials say they believe he is in the country and planning another attack. Full Story

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