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Ahmed Ghailani detained

Counterterrorism Detention

Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda
Capturing AgencyPakistani authorities
Location of CaptureGujrat, Punjab, Pakistan
Time of Capture July 25, 20041
CapturedAhmed Khalfan Ghailani
Narrative and Notes (Reliable)Ghailani, a key suspect in the 1998 East Africa embassy bombings, was captured by Pakistani authorities after a 10-hour gunbattle.
The announcement of his arrest was delayed several days.

Sources and Notes

1Khan, Kamran. 'Pakistan Holds Top al-Qaeda Suspect.' Washington Post: July 30, 2004.

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