UK terror suspect Abid Naseer wanted by US authorities

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A terror suspect living in Manchester was part of an al-Qaeda plot to launch co-ordinated international bombings, US Justice Department lawyers have said.

The lawyers are seeking to extradite Abid Naseer to the US to stand trial over alleged plots to plant bombs in Manchester, New York and Norway.

Mr Naseer carried out reconnaisance and bought material for bombs, David Perry QC told Westminster Magistrates' Court.

The 24-year-old, who came from Pakistan on a student visa, denies the charges.

However, the court heard allegations he was targeting Manchester city centre, "most likely in the vicinity of St Ann's Square or the Arndale Shopping Centre".

'Explosive devices'
"The defendant and his co-conspirators based in the UK conducted reconnaissance at potential target locations and transported reconnaissance photographs back and forth to Pakistan," said Mr Perry....

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