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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

U.S.: Suspect Was Planning More Attacks

WASHINGTON -- Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was actively plotting attacks against commercial sites in the United States and targets in the Arabian peninsula, U.S. officials said Monday.

Authorities recovered a huge amount of information about al-Qaida at the house in Pakistan where Mohammed and two others were arrested early Saturday, a senior law enforcement official said.

This includes computers, disks, cellphones and documents that authorities believe will provide names, locations and potential terrorist plots of al-Qaida cells in the United States and around the world.

Mohammed also was believed by U.S. officials to have details about the group's finances.

FBI and CIA officials were described as working around the clock to pore over the seized information to prevent any imminent attacks and to determine when and if more arrests could be made.

Of top priority during the questioning is gaining intelligence that could help quickly disrupt attacks being planned or lead to added precautions, U.S. counterterrorism officials said.

Overseas, it could mean an operation that leads to the capture of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. But such information is just what he is most likely to try to keep secret, or lie about.