Developments in terrorist attacks investigation overseas
Monday, October 1st 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6
Developments Monday related to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks:
- In Bosnia, four people suspected of links to global terrorism have been arrested over the past few days, including two who were found with box cutters near Sarajevo's airport.
- In India, FBI agents questioned the families of two Indians who have been detained in New York as material witnesses in investigations into the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
- A 36-year-old man on his way to the United States was being held in Britain under anti-terrorism laws following his arrest at London's Gatwick airport on Friday.
- Taliban say explicitly for the first time that Osama bin Laden is still in Afghanistan and is being kept in a location secret from the outside world.
- Pakistani president says that even under threat of U.S. military strikes, the hopes are ``very dim'' that bin Laden would be surrendered.
- In Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, the first World Food Program convoy since the start of the crisis arrived.
- New York police tally of missing at World Trade Center drops to 5,219; confirmed dead rises to 314. Death toll at Pentagon remains 189, Pennsylvania crash 44.
- Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar tells his people in a radio address not to worry about a U.S. attack because ``Americans don't have the courage to come here.''
- Attorney General John Ashcroft warns of a ``very serious threat'' of additional terrorist attacks as the United States responds to the events of Sept. 11.
- Britain freezes $88 million in assets linked to the Taliban. The actions included a ``substantial'' amount located in a European bank in London.