Italy "Will Extradite Suspect"
The Government said today that man arrested in Rome over the failed bomb attack on Shepherd's Bush Tube station does not face any charges in Italy and should be extradited as soon as possible under a new European arrest warrant. (The Times)
British Police Arrest Two More In Failed London Bomb Attacks
Police investigating failed bomb attacks in London said Monday they had arrested two men during raids in south London. (Washington Post)
Zambia Says CIA Wants Access to Suspected Militant
Investigators from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency have arrived in Zambia and want to interrogate suspected British militant Haroon Rashid Aswad, a senior police official said on Tuesday. (Reuters)
Inside The Mind of the Shoebomber
Unrepentant, and convinced that Muslims across the world are the victims of American oppression, the mind of Richard Reid, the attempted shoe bomber from South London, was shown today in a letter published in a Scottish legal magazine. (The Times)
British investigators are still trying to determine whether there were any links between the deadly July 7th attacks and the failed July 21st bombings in London. Possible connections between the suicide bombers who carried out the attacks of July 7th and the July 21st bombing suspects arrested in the past few days involve a white water rafting company, a mosque and trips made to Pakistan. ABC News has also learned that the same type of explosives were used in both attacks.
White Water Rafting
Two of the 7/7 bombers — Shehzad Tanweer and Khan — went on a white water rafting trip in North Wales in June. The Mirror published a picture of the two bombers with four other unidentified men on this trip. A brochure for the same rafting center in North Wales was found in the backpack left by Muktar Ibrahim on the bus on July 21st. Jonathan Gorman, director of rafting and canoeing at the Canolfan Tryweryn National White Water Centre, told Newsweek last week that Omar and Ibrahim's names don't show up on the company's records. The names of the two others suspects had not been revealed at the time.
Trips to Pakistan
Another possible link between the two groups is trips made to Pakistan. Pakistani authorities earlier revealed that Tanweer and Khan came to Pakistan in Nov 2004. Muktar Ibrahim reportedly visited Pakistan in December 2004. It's still unclear if they met there. Tanweer however reportedly met with a member of Jaish Mohammed called Osama Nazir. Nazir was arrested in November 2004 for his alleged role in the 2002 church bombing. Tanweer is also believed to have met with Zeeshan Siddiqui, who was arrested in Peshawar April 2005.
The Finsbury Park Mosque
Two of the 7/7 bombers, Lindsay Jermaine and the ringleader Mohammed Siddique Khan, reportedly visited the Finsbury Park mosque, formerly known for preaching radicalism through its notorious Abu Hamza al Masri who is now on trial in Britain. Two of the 7/21 suspects, Muktar Said Ibrahim and Yasin Hassan Omar, are also believed to have worshipped at the mosque.
Egypt Police Kill Suspect in Bombings
The Egyptian police on Monday tracked a man who they said was a major suspect in the Sharm el Sheik bombings to a mountain hide-out and killed him in a shootout in which his wife was fatally wounded, the authorities said. (AP)
Wife of Egypt Bomb Suspect Killed