Top Al Qaeda Militant Wanted for Plotting to Bomb NYC Subways Killed in Pakistan Raid

Top Al Qaeda Militant Wanted for Plotting to Bomb NYC Subways Killed in Pakistan Raid

Adnan Shukrijumah, the mastermind of a plot that Attorney General Eric Holder said was one of the most dangerous since the terror attacks of September 11th. 2001.  Although he was born in Saudi Arabia, Adnan Shukrijumah grew up in the United States and was considered one of al Qaeda’s most dangerous operatives because of his training and knowledge of English.

The Pakistani Army said it killed one of the top al Qaeda leaders wanted by the U.S. in a shootout in the tribal area of South Waziristan near the Afghan border.



Al Qaeda militant wanted in the U.S. for plotting to bomb New York City subways has been killed during a raid, Pakistan’s military said Saturday.

Adnan Shukrijumah was killed along with two other suspected militants in the lawless tribal area Saturday, the military said.

“The al-Qaida leader, who was killed by the Pakistan army in a successful operation, is the same person who had been indicted in the United States,” said a senior Pakistani army officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to talk to journalists.
Shukrijumah, 39, held a position that was once held by was September 11th mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
The FBI lists the Saudi as a “most wanted” terrorist and had offered up to a $5 million reward for his capture.

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