Egyptian police arrest the alleged mastermind of London attacks

The alleged mastermind of London terrorist attacks in the Tube and bus that killed more than 50 people supposedly arrested in Cairo. Police on Friday arrested a U.S.-trained Egyptian biochemist sought in the probe into the London bombings, a government official said.

According to the AP, Magdy el-Nashar, 33, was arrested in Cairo early Friday, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because an official announcement of the information had not yet been made. El-Nashar was being interrogated by Egyptian authorities, the official said.

Metropolitan Police in London confirmed the man has been arrested in Cairo, but would not confirm his name or characterize him as a suspect. The British Embassy in Cairo said it had not comment beyond the Metropolitan Police statement.

The Egyptian official did not give further details on the arrest.

One of the bombing suspects who died in the attacks, Jamaican- born Lindsey Germaine, had been in the U.S. within the past two years, ABC cited unidentified U.S. officials as saying. They are investigating people Germaine contacted in Ohio and New Jersey, the network said.

As Reuters reminds, British police say they are confident they can find an al-Qaeda link to the attacks in which four British-born Muslims, the youngest only 18, blew themselves up in separate attacks on three subway trains and a bus during the morning rush hour.

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