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Egyptian man arrested in connection with Benghazi attack

By Arturo Garcia
Saturday, December 8, 2012 17:46 EDT
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US consulate in Benghazi via AFP
 
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An Egyptian man and alleged terrorist cell leader was arrested in connection with the Sept. 11 attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, NBC News reported Saturday.

Mohammed Abu Jamal Ahmed was arrested in Cairo and accused of not only being involved with the attack that killed American ambassador Chris Stevens and three other U.S. nationals, but transporting weapons from Libya to Egypt, where he lives. He has not been charged in the Egyptian State Security Court.

ABC News reported that Ahmed admitted to working with Ansar al Sharia, an extremist group that organized the attack. He was arrested by Egyptian intelligence officials two weeks ago in Sharqiyah, a province in the eastern part of the country, and will remain in custody for another 15 days while being questioned.

Watch NBC News’ report on Ahmed’s arrest, aired Saturday, below.

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Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
 
 
 
 
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