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Pakistan arrests two Frenchmen suspected of terrorism

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-04-14

Pakistani authorities have arrested two French nationals who are suspected of belonging to a terrorist group responsible for the 2002 attacks in Bali, in which more than 200 people were killed.

AFP - Two French nationals suspected of belonging to an international terror group have been arrested by Pakistan's security services, French and Pakistani sources said Thursday.

The two, who were detained several weeks ago, are suspected of being part of the group responsible for the bloody attacks in Bali in 2002 that killed 202 people, the worst terror attack in Indonesia, according to Pakistani security officials, who requested anonymity.

The terror group is allegedly headed by Indonesian Umar Patek, who was himself arrested recently in Pakistan.

France has asked the Pakistani authorities for permission to visit the two detainees, a representative at the French embassy in Islamabad told AFP.
 

Date created : 2011-04-14

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