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Italy extradites London bomb suspect

Hamdi Issac, one of 4 men suspected of carrying out the failed July 21 London bomb attacks, was extradited from Italy to Britain.

world Updated: Sep 22, 2005 19:07 IST

Hamdi Issac, one of four men suspected of carrying out the failed July 21 London bomb attacks, was extradited from Italy to Britain on Thursday.

A plane carrying Hamdi Issac, a 27-year-old Briton of Ethiopian origin also known as Osman Hussain, left Rome's Ciampino airport shortly after midday (1530 IST) after he was handed over to British police officers at the capital's Rebibbia prison.

Italy's highest appeals court upheld on September 13 a lower-court decision to extradite Issac to Britain. He was arrested in Rome a week after the bungled attempt to repeat the carnage of the July 7 bombings which killed 56 people.

Four other people have been arrested and charged in Britain in connection with the July 21 incident which sparked fears of a sustained terrorist attack against London.

Isaac fled London by train on July 26, travelling to Rome via Paris and Milan. He was eventually tracked to an apartment on the outskirts of Rome by calls from his mobile phone.