Suspect caught!. (International).On March 1, U.S. intelligence agents and Pakistani security forces nabbed one of the world's most dangerous terrorists. Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, a leader of the AL Qaeda network, was arrested in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, in an early morning raid.
A top lieutenant of Osama bin Laden Osama bin Laden: see bin Laden, Osama. and the suspected planner of the September 11, 2001, attacks, Mohammed is now in U.S. custody. His capture, said one Pakistani official, is "a major breakthrough in the , hunt for AL Qaeda fugitives."
Born and raised in Kuwait, Mohammed, 37, is believed to have been involved in several major terrorist attacks, including the October 2002 nightclub bombing in Bali, Indonesia, that killed more than 200 people. He is also thought to have played a role in the 2002 kidnapping kidnapping, in law, the taking away of a person by force, threat, or deceit, with intent to cause him to be detained against his will. Kidnapping may be done for ransom or for political or other purposes. and murder of Daniel Pearl
Daniel Pearl (October 10, 1963 – February 1, 2002) was an American journalist who was kidnapped and murdered in Karachi, Pakistan. , a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, in Pakistan.
U.S. officials hope that his arrest will hobble hobble
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"[Mohammad's] arrest will hit [AL] Qaeda like a body blow and send shock waves throughout the organization," one U.S. law enforcement agent told The New York New York, state, United States
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