Top Al Qaeda Operative Was Involved in Last Year’s NYC Subway Plot

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Shukrijumah in an undated FBI photo. Photo: fbi.gov

One of the nation’s most wanted terrorists, Al Qaeda operative Adnan Shukrijumah, has been linked to last year’s thwarted plot to bomb the New York subway system. Counterterrorism officials said they believe Shukrijumah met with one of the would-be suicide bombers in the plot, which Attorney General Eric Holder described as “one of the most dangerous” since 9/11. Brooklyn federal prosecutors have named Shukrijumah in a draft indictment, but there is some concern from the Justice Department that citing his role and giving him more attention might impede efforts to capture him.

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