Pakistan Finds Passports Linked to 9/11

Discovery suggests suspects hiding in South Waziristan
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 29, 2009 6:16 PM CDT
Seized weapons and ammunition recovered during Pakistani military operations.   (NICOLAS ASFOURI)
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(Newser) – Pakistani soldiers battling their way into a Taliban stronghold along the Afghan border have seized passports that may be linked to 9/11 suspects. One is a German document belonging to a man named Said Bahaji, believed to be a member of the Hamburg cell that conceived the attacks. The passport indicates he arrived in Karachi on Sept. 4, 2001.

Another, from Spain, bears the name of Raquel Burgos Garcia. She is reportedly married to Amer Azizi, an al-Qaeda member suspected in both the 9/11 attacks and the Madrid train bombings. The US has long charged that the South Waziristan region has sheltered 9/11 suspects, and Hillary Clinton today blasted Pakistan for not doing enough. "I find it hard to believe that nobody in your government knows where they are and couldn't get them if they really wanted to."