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Texas Cab Driver Arrested in Trade Center Bombing Case

October 29, 1996

SAN ANTONIO (AP) _ A taxi driver was indicted on charges he lied to a grand jury about flying to Pakistan with a terrorist convicted in the World Trade Center bombing in New York.

Ibrahim Ahmad Suleiman, 32, of San Antonio, was arrested by the FBI on Monday and charged with perjury, the San Antonio Express-News reported today.

Suleiman told a New York grand jury he traveled alone to Pakistan in 1992, but the FBI charges he made the trip with Ahmad Ajaj, one of four terrorists convicted of the World Trade Center bombing. The February 1993 bombing killed six people and injured hundreds.

When Suleiman testified in April, he denied ever seeing bomb-making books belonging to Ajaj even though his fingerprints were found on the materials, according to the indictment.

The grand jury is still investigating other bombing suspects.

Suleiman was ordered held without bond pending a court hearing on Thursday.

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