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'Britain terror plot: Al-Qaeda No 3 responsible'

"Al-Qaeda's No 3" was the mastermind behind the plot to blow up trans-atlantic flights, claims Pakistani daily Dawn.

india Updated: Aug 17, 2006 00:06 IST

Building on their case that the plot to blow up planes from Britain to United States was hatched by Al-Qaeda and not Pakistani terrorist outfits, intelligence agencies of the country have claimed that an unnamed number three of the terrorist organisation could have been involved.

"Al-Qaeda's No 3" was the mastermind behind the plot to blow up trans-atlantic flights, Pakistani daily Dawn quoted an intelligence official as saying.

"It is not Osama bin Laden and it's not Aiman Al Zawahiri, but someone close to the rank of Abu Faraj Al-Libbi," he said.