NYC Subway Bomb Plot Suspect Extradited to U.S.

A Pakistani man accused by British authorities of being an al-Qaida operative who took part in a plot to bomb U.S. and U.K. targets was extradited to the U.S. Thursday to face terrorism charges, Reuters reported. Abid Naseer was taken by counter-terrorism police from London and handed over to U.S. officials, where he will stand trial for his alleged role in planned suicide bomb attacks on New York City subways in 2009. Naseer's charges include providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization, conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization; and conspiracy to use a destructive device. The 26-year-old was one of a dozen men arrested in April 2009 on suspicion of preparing to bomb Manchester city center in northern England. The U.S. issued a warrant for his arrest in July 2010, and last month the European Court of Human Rights rejected his appeal against the extradition.

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