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Old 27-03-2007, 08:55 AM
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Post Suspect in Kenya hotel attack captured, sent to Guantanamo

Suspect in Kenya hotel attack captured, sent to Guantanamo
Tuesday, March 27, 2007

WASHINGTON: A terror suspect in the 2002 bombing of hotel in Kenya and an attempt to shoot down an Israeli airliner has been captured in East Africa and transferred to Guantanamo Bay, a Pentagon spokesman said Monday.
Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman identified the man as Abdul Malik, who he said has admitted to taking part in the attack on the Paradise Hotel in Mombassa that killed 13, as well as an attempt to bring down an Israeli airliner in the city. "He was captured as a result of our ongoing armed conflict against Al-Qaeda and was involved in terrorist attacks in East Africa," Whitman said.
"Due to the significant threat that this terror suspects represents he has been transferred to Guantanamo," he said. The International Committee of the Red Cross has been notified of the captured and will be granted access to him, he said.
Whitman would say only that Malik was picked up in East Africa and came into US custody this year. He was held for a short while in US custody before being transferred to the US military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Whitman would provide no other details on Malik's capture or how he came into US custody. "Success in the global war on terror requires us to work closely as well as quietly with many of our allies in the region," he said.

Malik joins 14 top terror suspects who were transferred to Guantanamo in September from secret CIA detention facilities overseas. Before that the last time a detainee was transferred to Guantanamo was in September 2004.

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