Channel 6 News in Costa Rica is reporting that four men with false Bangladesh passports were turned away back to Nicaragua and denied entrance to Costa Rica.
Al Qaeda alert in Nicaragua
Filadelfo Aleman in Managua, Nicaragua | May 25, 2005 14:02 IST
Nicaragua's National Police declared an alert along its borders because of the "possible presence" of two suspected members of the al-Qaeda terrorist network in Central America, officials said Tuesday.
An Interior Ministry news release identified the two as Ahmad Salim Swaydan, suspected of involvement an April 2002 plot against the US Embassy in Thailand, and a Yemeni man known only as Altuwiti.
A photo of Swaydan released by Nicaraguan authorities matched that of a man on the FBI's most-wanted terrorist list: Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan, a 36-year-old Kenyan indicted on December 16, 1998 for alleged involvement in the bombings that year of US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya.
The US State Department has offered a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to his arrest.