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Rashid Rauf

UK-US airline bomb plotters Family Member

Detained

Details
ImportanceUnknown
Capturing AuthorityPakistan
Date of CaptureAug. 9, 20062
Location of CaptureBahawalpur, Pakistan2
AffiliationUK-US airline bomb plotters1
RoleFamily Member1
AffiliationJaish-e-Mohammed1
AffiliationAl-Qaeda
NationalityBritish1
NationalityPakistani
GenderMale
Charged withTerrorism, Forgery, Carrying Explosives
Charging authorityPakistan
In connection withUK Foils Transatlantic Bombings
 
 
Narrative and Notes
 
Reliable
  • Brother to Tayib Rauf, detained in the United Kingdom, and Maroof Rauf, who may have also been detained. Son of Abdul Rauf.
  • Pakistani officials described him as a senior figure in the alleged 2006 plot to blow up several airliners originating in the United Kingdom.
  • However, in December 2006, a Pakistani judge declared terrorism charges against him unfounded. As of February 2007, he is still charged with forgery and carrying explosives.
  • The United Kingdom has also requested his extradition.2
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    Possible
  • Pakistani officials said he had contacts with al-Qaeda and is related through marriage to the leader of Jaish-e-Mohammed.2
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    Sources
    1 Press Release, Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Aug. 11, 2006.
    2 Cowell, Alan, et. al. 'Suspect Held in Pakistan Is Said to Have Ties to Qaeda .' New York Times, Aug. 11, 2006.
     
     
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