WWSB CABLE 394612 RE APPREHENSION AND RENDITION OF MIR AIMAL KANSI

Created: 6/20/1997

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2 re APPREHENSION AND RENOITION OF MIR AIMAL KANSI

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TO: IMMEDIATE WWSB.

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LIMITED DISSEM ADCI INFO DCI/EXDIR, DDST

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SUBJECT: APPRKHKNSION AND RENDITION OF MIR AIMAL KANSI

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AM EXTREMELY GRATIFIED TO BB ABLE TO ANNOUNCE TOMIR AMAL KANSI IS BEING RETURNED TO THE UNITED STATESTRIAL FOR THE MURDER AND ASSAULT OF OUR FIVE NOW THAT THE ENTIRE CIA FAMILY HAS WAITEDLONG YEARS TO SEB THIS DAY COME.

WE CAN'T REVEAL THE PRECISE DETAILS OFAN TELL YOO THAT KANSI WAS DELIVERED ABROAD BY AFGHAN

1. ACTION REQUIRED: PLEASE ENSURE ALL EMPLOYEES SEEMESSAGE. I

INDIVIDUALS TO THE CUSTODY OP US AUTHORITIES. KANSI CURRENTLYTRANS PORTED BACK TO THE US IN THE CUSTODY OF FBI I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT HOW WONDERFUL OURHAVE BEEN. UNTIL KANSI IS SECURED IN THEJAIL, HE ASK THAT YOU BE

VERY CIRCUXSPBLT IN yuuk CUMMKKTy AM) NUT DISCUSS THIS WITH ANYONE OUTSIDE THE AGENCY.

YOU KNOW. ONONE GUNMANALONG THE LINE OF CARS WAITING TO TURN INTO CIA ONWARNING HE BEGAN FIRING INTO THE VEHICLES WITH AN WITHIN SBCONDS, TWO OF CUR EMPLOYEES -- LANSINGFRANK DARLING -- WERE DEAD AND THREE OTHERS -- NICK STARR,

ANDERE SBRIOUSLY WOUNDED.

-- LANSING BENNETT6 YEAR OLD. FATHER OF FOUR AND A

DOCTOR WHO HAD DEDICATED HIS LIFE TO SAVING LIVES.

-- FRANK DARLINGOUNG MAN. ONLYEARS OLD. MARRIED JUST THREE MONTHS.

MIR AMAL KANSI WAS IDENTIFIED AS THE SUSPECT, BUT HE FLED AND WENT INTO HIDING IN AFGHANISTAN BEFORE HB COULD BE APPREHENDED. FOR FOUR LONG YEARS, THE FBI, STATS. CIA, AND US LEGAL ATTACHES ABROAD WORKED TO FIND KANSI AND BRING HIM TO JUSTICE.

TODAY WE NOTIFIED THE FAMILIES OF THESE FINE MEN AND THOSE WHO WERE WOUNDED IN THE ATTACK. THE ARREST OF KANSIREAT RELIEF TO THEM, BUT WILL IN SOME WAYSIFFICULT TIME FOR THEM. SSURED THEM THAT THE CIA FAMILY STANDS READY TO HELP IN.ANY WAY WE CAN.

?. RREST IS THE RESULT OF RELENTLESS EFFORTS BY BOTH THIS AGENCY AND THE FBI. DOZENS OF PEOPLE WORKED NIGHT AND DAY TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN. HERE AT CIA. WEARTICULAR DEBT OF GRATITUDE TO THE COUNTSRTBRRORIST CENTER AND NE DIVISION.

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RITICAL ROLE in THE SUCCESSFUL COMpknTOT cf TiilS OPERATION. WHILE no joy CHIFDfW tuic TDwmv t-

THIS OPERATION. WHILE NO JOY CAN COME FROM THIS TRAGEDY. IT IS MY HOPB THAT THE FRIENDS. FAMILY, AND CO-WORKERS OF THOSE KILLED AND INJURED IN THE SHOOTING WILL FIND SOME SMALL SOLACE IN THIS RENDITION.

WE WILL FIND THEM ANYTJttfc!, ANYWHERE, NO. MATTER HOW LONG IT TAKES.

10. THIS OMENT OF GREAT PRIDE FOR ALL OF US; GIVE EACHUG ANDRAYER FOR OUR DEPARTED COLLEAGUES. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS.

RSST /iSSURED THAT PURSUIT OF THOSE INVOLVED IN TERRORISM WILL CONTINUE TO BE ONE OF OUR HIGHEST PRIORITIES AND NO TERRORIST SHOULD SLEEP SOUNDLY AS LONG AS THIS AGENCY EXISTS. IN CUR SATISFACTION AND SBNSB OF ACCOMPLISHMENT WITH THE RESOLUTION OF THIS CASE, LET US NOT FORGET I

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