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Egyptian report clears chemist as London bombings suspect

[JURIST] An Egyptian Interior Ministry report has concluded that there are no links between detained chemist Magdi al-Nashar and the al-Qaeda suspects responsible for the bombings in London. Nashar was arrested in Cairo [JURIST report] last week as part of an investigation into the bombings when information surfaced that he assisted in renting a London flat where traces of explosives were found. He has denied any role in the bombings but admitted that he did know one of the bombers. Nashar was questioned by Egyptian officials who hinted Saturday that they would be unwilling to comply with British requests for his extradition [JURIST report]. British police never formally named him as a suspect. BBC News has more.

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