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Filipino wanted in US terror plots stands accused at home

AP  |  Manila 

Philippine officials say a Filipino doctor linked to planned terror attacks in the United States was arrested earlier this year for alleged involvement in kidnappings and beheadings blamed on pro-Islamic State group militants.

Chief State Counsel Ricardo Paras said Saturday that the US has requested Russel Salic to be extradited to face financing charges. The request is pending in a Manila

Paras said the department of justice will decide whether to let Salic face criminal complaints first in the or be allowed to be flown to the US to answer allegations there.

US prosecutors said yesterday that Salic was part of a disrupted 2016 plot to carry out terror attacks in New York City.

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First Published: Sat, October 07 2017. 11:57 IST