Lockerbie bombing suspect to be arraigned in U.S. federal court

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By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Libyan intelligence operative suspected of making the bomb that blew up Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988 and killed 270 people will be arraigned in a U.S. court on Wednesday, where prosecutors are also expected to ask for him to be detained through trial. Abu Agila Mohammad Mas’ud Kheir Al-Marimi,71, is the first suspect in the attack to face criminal charges in the United States. He is scheduled to appear in a federal court in Washington. The bomb exploded aboard a Boeing 747 over Lockerbie as it flew from London to New York in Dec…

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