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Americans with dual citizenship arrested in Pakistan

December 9, 2009

A group of American citizens from WA DC with dual citizenship was visiting Pakistan and has just been arrested in a terrorist sweep.

The FBI is investigating five missing students in the D.C. area. The family members were concerned when they were no where to be found and alerted authorities. According to Katherine from Fox News, this search is being assigned to the FBI’s largest section known as Office Field. Authorities are concerned that the men believed to be Muslim, in their early 20’s may have gone overseas to join a terrorist group. The FBI is interviewing the fiends and families simply a contacts that may know where they went and how they got there. According to the Investigative Project  which is a group that tracks extremists, the men disappeared November 29, 2009. At least one member of the group left behind a farewell video. Family and friends used Facebook and other networking websites to try to encourage the men to return to United States. At least 3 of the men arrested in Pakistan had dual passports for U.S. and Pakistan.

A Pakistani newspaper reports the arrest of five foreign nationals after a raid in a town called Sargodha. The raid took place at the home of a member of the Jaish-e-Muhammad, a Pakistani movement designated as a terrorist group by the U.S. Treasury Department in 2001.

According to the report, “The DPO told that these people had been living in Sargodha since Nov 30 and it was quite a possibility that they were engaged in acts of terrorism.” It names the five as Ahmed Abdullah, Waqar Hassan Khan, Eman Hassan, Yasir and Rami Zamzam and describes them as two Yemenis, an Egyptian, a Swede and a U.S.-born Pakistani.

Read more at:  Breaking News: Pakistan Reportedly Detains Five D.C.-Area Muslims on Suspicion of Terror

International “The News”: 5 foreign nationals held in Sargodha: police


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