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Lockerbie Bombing Suspect Makes U.S. Court Appearance

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Abu Agila Masud, the Libyan accused of making the bomb that blew up Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, is the first person charged on U.S. soil over the 1988 attack.

The U.S. alleges that Masud was a Libyan intelligence operative and played a vital role in the bombing, which left 270 people dead. According to the BBC, Scottish and U.S. officials announced on Sunday that Masud was in U.S. custody.

The Lockerbie bombing remains the deadliest terrorist incident to have taken place on British soil. The dead were citizens of 21 different countries, including 190 Americans and 43 Britons, the BBC said.

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