FBI finds al Qaeda videos in Rana`s house
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Last Updated: Saturday, November 07, 2009, 16:02
  
Washington: Giving a new dimension to the LeT plot to attack Indian facilities, FBI sleuths have recovered two inflammatory al-Qaeda videos containing speeches by Osama bin Laden and other terrorists from the house of Pakistan-born Canadian Tahawwur Hussain Rana, who was arrested last month.

Produced by 'As Sahab Media', commonly acknowledged to be the media wing of al-Qaeda, one of the videos is titled 'Bombing of Denmark Embassy' and was recovered from the living room of 48-year-old Rana, who has been staying in Chicago for nearly a decade.

Rana was arrested by FBI last month along with David Coleman Headley, 49, for planning attacks on National Defence College in Delhi, Doon school in Dehradun and Woodstock in Mussourie, besides some other facilities at the LeT's behest.

Indian investigators are in the US to question Headley, who had made several trips to Pakistan and was in constant touch with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) leaders.

Federal prosecutors in a supporting affidavit submitted to a Chicago court yesterday informed judge Nan R Nolan about the videos.

The video on Denmark, where a newspaper had published cartoons of Prophet Mohammad, is 54-minute long.

"That video was contained on a DVD recovered from the living room of defendant Rana's home on October 18, 2009," federal prosecutors said. "The video is narrated by Abu Yahya al-Libi, an al-Qaeda spokesman who reportedly escaped from American custody in Afghanistan."

Bureau Report


First Published: Saturday, November 07, 2009, 16:02


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