Terror suspect extradited to U.S. for subway bomb plot

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Alleged terrorist Abid Naseer has been extradited from Britain and is in transit to the United States, according to a source.

Naseer, 26, will face terrorist charges from an alleged suicide bomb plot on the New York City subway system in 2009 and Manchester's City Centre. Naseer is accused of being an al-Qaida operative, according to Reuters.

He will face three charges, including, providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization; conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization; and conspiracy to use a destructive device, according to Reuters.

Others have already been convicted in the 2009 planned attack on the subways.

Naseer was first arrested in 2009 in Britain with 11 others, who were mostly Pakistani students, during a daylight raid. Britain's then-prime minister, Gordon Brown said officers were dealing with a "very big terrorist plot," but the group was later released due to lack of evidence and couldn't be charged.

In July 2010, Naseer was arrested again, when the United States issued a warrant. Last month, the European Court of Human Rights rejected his appeal against the extradition.

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