Abderrezak El Para caught
Abderrezak El Para, one of the most wanted terrorists in North Africa, has been caught:
One of North Africa's most wanted Islamic militant leaders, accused of the kidnapping of 32 European tourists last year, has been taken into custody in Algeria.
An Interior Ministry statement said: "Amar Saifi, known as 'Abderrezak El Para', was extradited on Wednesday October 27, 2004, by Libyan authorities and placed in the custody of the Algerian judicial police."
Saifi was captured by Chadian rebels in northern Chad in March after fleeing neighbouring countries.
The Interior Ministry says Saifi had been intercepted by Libyan authorities near the Chadian-Libyan border.
Saifi is wanted in Germany in the kidnapping of 32 European tourists in the Algerian Sahara desert last year, including several German nationals.
He is said to be a member of the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC), which had pledged allegiance to Al Qaeda.