Continued from page 2

He has said he traveled to Somalia last year and received combat training from Islamic forces trying to overthrow the government there, and members of al Qaeda who were helping them.

Maldonado was captured in January in Kenya while trying to flee pro-government forces.

Missile launcher found on lawn

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — An old antitank missile launcher was found yesterday on a lawn in Jersey City, just across the river from Lower Manhattan.

The launcher was inoperable and posed no hazard, police said. They turned it over to Army officials at Fort Monmouth.

Army personnel identified the yard-long tube as an AT-4 anti-tank missile launcher, fort spokesman Timothy Rider said. Such launchers can only be used once to fire a missile, and soldiers determined that this launcher had been fired, he said.

Police and Army officials are investigating how the device ended up on the lawn. Officials said it appeared to be about 20 years old.

From staff reports and wire dispatches