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No terrorism case against Briton

December 14, 2006|From Times Wire Reports

Terrorism charges were dropped against a suspect labeled as a key figure in an alleged plot to blow up jets flying from London to the United States this summer.

A judge in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, ruled that the case against Rashid Rauf, a British Muslim of Pakistani origin, did not "fall in the category of terrorism," and transferred the case to a regular criminal court, an official said.

Rauf now faces charges of possessing explosives and forging travel and identity documents.

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