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Pakistani urged al-Qaida to obtain nuclear weapons, authorities say

A wealthy Pakistani businessman who’s being held at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prison camp for suspected terrorist ties urged al-Qaida operatives to acquire nuclear weapons for use against U.S. troops and said he knew where to get them, according to American investigators. The allegation, contained in documents filed recently in U.S. District Court in Washington, also identifies Saifullah Paracha, 57, who has an import business in New York, as a participant in a plot to smuggle explosives into the United States and to help al-Qaida hide “large amounts of money.” There are few details about the smuggling plot and little additional information about what the businessman, a permanent U.S. resident who’s been held 19 months without charges, may have known about how to obtain nuclear weapons.Full Story

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