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NC terror suspect killed in overseas drone strike

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The Obama administration has acknowledged that a Raleigh man wanted on federal terrorism charges has been killed in an overseas drone strike.

Jude Kenan Mohammad is one of four Americans confirmed as killed by drones in a letter issued Wednesday by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

Mohammad was one of eight Raleigh Muslims indicted by federal authorities in 2009 as part of an alleged homegrown terror plot to attack the U.S. Marine Corps base at Quantico, Va. Federal authorities said Mohammad fled the country before he could be arrested to join jihadi fighters in the tribal areas of Pakistan.

Holder’s letter gave no details about exactly when or where Mohammad was killed.

Mohammad’s seven alleged co-conspirators all either pleaded guilty to terrorism related charges or were convicted at trial.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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