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Developments in Terrorist Attacks

October 4, 2001

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_ In Britain, Prime Minister Tony Blair revealed details of the case against Osama bin Laden, saying three hijackers have been ``positively identified″ as his associates and one of them was involved in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in East Africa and last year’s attack on the U.S.S. Cole. Names and other information were not released for security reasons.

_ In Pakistan, authorities said the United States has produced sufficient evidence against bin Laden to indict him for the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States.

_ In Spain, police said bin Laden’s deputies visited the country earlier this year to meet a group of Algerians now in jail and apparently instructed them on attacks planned against U.S. interests in Europe.

_ In Lebanon, authorities received an Interpol request to search for bin Laden deputy Ayman Al-Zawahiri and four Saudi nationals charged with the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 U.S. servicemen and left hundreds injured.

_ In Finland, financial authorities published a list of 370 individuals and organizations with suspected links to the attacks in New York and Washington but withdrew it after objections were raised about its release.

_ In the Czech Republic, the foreign ministry acknowledge that a Czech citizen may have been an instructor at a camp in Afghanistan ran by bin Laden’s al-Qaida organization. There was no evidence linking the man directly to bin Laden or the terrorist attacks, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ales Pospisil said.

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