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Sources: Suspect in USS Cole attack in custody

Pakistani authorities say this ammunition cache was recovered from six men arrested Tuesday.
Pakistani authorities say this ammunition cache was recovered from six men arrested Tuesday.

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) -- The man the United States government says masterminded the al Qaeda attack on the USS Cole in Yemen in October 2000, has been turned over to U.S. officials, Pakistani sources told CNN on Friday.

The officials say they believe Whalid ba Attash, also known as Khallad and Tawfiq, also played a role in the September 11 terrorist attacks.

He was among six suspected al Qaeda operatives captured Tuesday in Karachi by Pakistani authorities.

Among the others was Ali Abed al Aziz, also known as Amer al Baluchi, nephew of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed -- the reputed mastermind of the September 11 attacks, sources said. Aziz is also a cousin of Ramzi Youssef, who was convicted of a role in the February 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, the sources said.

Attash and Aziz may have knowledge about where al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is hiding, the sources told CNN.

During a speech Thursday evening, President Bush said half of al Qaeda's senior operatives have been captured or killed. (Full story)


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