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PUBLISHED: 22:09 EST, 8 December 2012 | UPDATED: 22:14 EST, 8 December 2012
A suspect in the Benghazi attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans has been arrested, NBC News is reporting.
Mohammed Abu Jamal Ahmed, who is accused of playing a role in September’s deadly attack against the U.S. Consulate in Libya, was detained in Cairo, according to NBC, which cited two unnamed sources in its report.
In addition to his possible involvement in the Benghazi attack, Ahmed is also accused of illegally trafficking weapons from Libya to Egypt.
Disaster: Four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, were killed when terrorists besieged the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya
Firestorm: Ambassador Chris Stevens’ death has created massive political fallout
He was freed from an Egyptian prison around the time that former President Moammar Gadhafi was ousted from power.
He is believed to be affiliated with a number of militant groups in Iraq and Afghanistan and the Wall Street Journal reported in October that he was trying to establish a new branch of al Qaeda.