Pakistan returns bombing suspect to Nairobi

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Pakistan has handed over a suspect in the U.S. embassy bombings to Kenyan officials in Nairobi, where a growing team of FBI investigators pressed ahead Sunday in its search for new evidence.
It was unclear when Mohammad Sadik Howaida arrived. The Pakistan Foreign Ministry and another government source said Sunday that he was sent to Kenyan authorities last week, bypassing U.S. investigators who had flown to Pakistan to question him.
Pakistani newspapers reported that in recent interrogations, Howaida had confessed to being involved in the Nairobi bombing and had outlined a plan that included co-conspirators.
A ministry spokesman said Howaida was arrested upon arriving at Karachi airport from Nairobi on Aug. 7, the day that twin bombings at the U.S. Embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, killed 257 people and wounded at least 5,500 others.
The government source in Pakistan said the suspect told his interrogators that other conspirators had left Nairobi earlier and had already passed through Pakistan into Afghanistan. He had planned to do the same, the source said.