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Leak Allowed al-Qaida Suspects to Escape

President Gen. Pervez Musharraf says Pakistan has been “90 percent” successful in arresting suspects behind a series of high-profile terror attacks, including against key government leaders. Yet senior officials said Tuesday that some al-Qaida fugitives escaped after news reports revealed the arrest of a computer expert for Osama bin Laden’s network who was cooperating with investigators. Muhammad Naeem Noor Khan, a 25-year-old Pakistani, was nabbed in a July 13 raid in the eastern city of Lahore. His capture was a signal victory for Pakistan, a key U.S. ally in the war on terrorism. He led authorities to a key al-Qaida figure and sent e-mails to terrorists so investigators could trace their locations. In an interview published in a Pakistani newspaper Tuesday, Musharraf hailed the efforts of the country’s intelligence agencies. Full Story

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