Colorado Man Admits al-Qaida Connection

DENVER (AP) - A senior U.S. intelligence official says a
Colorado man at the center of a terrorism probe has indicated he's
associated with al-Qaida and played a key role in a planned terror
attack.

Najibullah Zazi (nah-jee-BOO'-lah ZAH'-zee) has been questioned
for the past three days in Denver by the FBI and is expected to
face another interview tomorrow.

Zazi's lawyer says his client has never met with al-Qaida
operatives and isn't involved in terrorism.

But an intelligence official in Washington tells The Associated
Press that Zazi has indicated that he is directly linked with
al-Qaida. The official also says Zazi played a crucial role in an
intended terrorist attack but that it's not clear what the targets
were. The plot is said to have been directed from outside the U.S.


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