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London bombing suspect to be extradited to Britain

Italy's highest court has approved the extradition to Britain of Hamdi Isaac, a suspect in the failed July 21 London bombing attempts who was later captured in Rome.

Antoinetta Sonnessa, his attorney, had filed an appeal in Italy's Supreme Court contesting an Italian court's earlier decision to extradite her client.

Police have said Isaac, who is also known as Hussain Osman, fled London on July 26, taking a train to Paris and then traveling on to Milan and Rome. He was arrested July 29 by Italian police, CNN says.

The decision by the Court of Cassation cannot be appealed and Issac must be transferred to Britain within the next 10 days, Paolo Iorio, a lawyer representing the British government in the case, told reporters.

A Rome court last month ordered Issac to be extradited to Britain.

British authorities are seeking Issac for his alleged role in the attempted bombing at Shepherd's Bush Tube station in west London. Nobody died in the attacks.

Issac has admitted taking part in the attacks, in which four bombs were placed on Tube trains and a bus but did not explode, but said they were meant to scare not kill.

Issac's defense lawyer has argued that there is insufficient evidence to prove the bombs would have been fatal and that Issac will not receive a fair trial in Britain.

But Iorio dismissed the reasons given in the appeals request as "completely groundless," according to The Associated Press.

The failed attacks on July 21 came two weeks after suicide bombings on London's transport system killed 52 people and the four bombers.

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