Times Square plot: Six more detained in Pak
Last Updated: Friday, May 21, 2010, 19:59
  
Islamabad: Pakistani authorities have taken into custody another six persons on suspicion of having links to Pakistani-American terror suspect Faisal Shahzad, arrested in the US for the botched Times Square car bombing.

The six were detained in different cities across the country, Geo News channel reported today, quoting unnamed sources.

The detained persons are being probed by law enforcement agencies, the channel said, without giving details.

The Pakistan government has decided to conduct a probe against persons detained within the country in connection with the attempted bombing in New York.

The findings of the probe will be shared with the US, the report said.

Earlier this month also, a top police official in Punjab province had said that at least seven suspects were detained in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad and Karachi for alleged links to Shahzad.

He had said that they were shifted to an undisclosed location for interrogation.

US authorities have said that Shahzad, son of a retired senior officer of the Pakistan Air Force, received bomb-making training in the Waziristan tribal region.

PTI


First Published: Friday, May 21, 2010, 19:59


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