2/17/2012

Reported Al Qaeda Operative Arrested On Way To Detonate Explosives Near U.S. Capitol

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FEDS ARREST MAN HEADED TO U.S. CAPITOL ON WOULD-BE SUICIDE MISSION
Posted on February 17, 2012 at 1:13pm by   Madeleine Morgenstern


A 29-year-old Moroccan man was arrested Friday near the U.S. Capitol as he was planning to detonate what he thought was an explosives vest as part of a would-be suicide mission, police and government authorities said.
Amine El Khalifi of Alexandria, Va., was taken into custody with an inoperable gun and inert explosives given to him by undercover FBI agents as part of a long-running sting operation, the Associated Press reported:
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