US officials link al-Qaeda figure Shukrijumah to NY subway bomb plot

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Washington, July 1 (ANI): US officials have indicated that Adnan Shukrijumah, a top al-Qaeda figure, helped plot last year's attempted bombing of the New York subway system.

According to the Fox News, the Justice Department has named him in a draft indictment saying that Shukrijumah met with one of the would-be suicide bombers, but not yet filed it, fearing that the extra attention would hinder efforts to capture him.

"Shukrijumah is among the top candidates to be Al Qaeda's next head of external operations, the man in charge of planning attacks worldwide," the report stated. (ANI)

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