U.S. officials: Al-Qaida operative tied to NY subway plot

(AP) - Counterterrorism officials have linked one ofthe nation's most wanted terrorists to last year's thwarted plot tobomb the New York subway system. Authorities believe that Adnan Shukrijumah met with one of the would-be suicide bombersin a plot that Attorney General Eric Holder called one of the mostdangerous since 9/11. Officials say Shukrijumah is among the top candidates to beal-Qaida's next head of external operations, the man in charge ofplanning attacks worldwide. Federal prosecutors have named Shukrijumah in a draft indictmentbut were still discussing whether to pursue it. Some feared theextra attention would hinder efforts to capture him. Current and former officials spoke on condition of anonymitybecause they were not authorized to discuss it.

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