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Pakistan Seizes Al-Qaeda Suspect


30 July 2004 -- Pakistan says it has arrested a suspected senior Al-Qaeda member who is wanted by the United States for his alleged involvement in the bombings of two American embassies in Africa in 1998.

Pakistani authorities identified the suspect as Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, a Tanzanian national.

The United States has offered up to $25 million for his capture.

Officials said he is expected to be handed over to American custody after his interrogation by Pakistani authorities.

Officials said Ghailani was captured on 25 July after a shootout with security forces in the Pakistani city of Gujarat.

Ghailani's Uzbek wife and two South Africans were among those reported arrested with him.

More than 200 people were killed in the August 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

(Reuters/AP/AFP/dpa)
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