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US may seek Omar’s extradition

WASHINGTON- The suspected mastermind of the plot to kidnap Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is the target of an active grand jury investigation in the United States, and Washington may ask for his extradition, Newsweek magazine reported.

The report in the issue due out Monday quotes Justice Department sources as saying the grand jury is looking at the Pearl abduction as well as other kidnapping plots involving US citizens, in which Sheikh Ahmed Omar Saeed could have played a role.

Source: The Nation

Date:2/19/2002