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Abdul Rauf

UK-US airline bomb plotters Family Member


Location of DetentionPakistan2
Capturing AuthorityPakistan2
Date of CaptureMid August 20062
Location of CaptureIslamabad, Pakistan2
AffiliationUK-US airline bomb plotters1
RoleFamily Member1
Rough Age52 as of 8-25-20061
Place of BirthPakistan1
Narrative and Notes
  • Father of Tayyib and Rashid Rauf, immigrated from Pakistan to Birmingham and opened a bakery.
  • Helped start Crescent Relief charity in London in 2000. Officials with the organization say he is no longer with it.1,3
  • It is unclear if he has been detained. Some Pakistani officials have denied it, while others said he was arrested shortly after his son, Rashid, was arrested.2
  • The Daily Mail reported on Aug. 11, 2006, that an Abdul Rauf had been in arrested in Birmingham. It is likely this person was in fact Tayyib Rauf, his son.
    1 Fisher, Ian and Serge Kovaleski.'Terror inquiry reveals family living in 2 worlds.' International Herald Tribune: Aug. 20, 2006.
    2 'British bomb suspect's father arrested.' Agence France Press, Aug. 19, 2006.
    3 Gardiner, Beth. "Pakistan Group Probed in UK Terror Plot." The Associated Press, Aug. 19, 2006.
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