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Pakistani police get more time to quiz Americans

Ramy Zamzam is one of five Americans arrested

Ramy Zamzam is one of five Americans arrested in Pakistan this week and who was seeking jihad, or holy war, and were planning a big attack when arrested, local authorities in central Punjab charged. (Sarghoda Police/MCT) Photo Credit: MCT/Sarghoda Police

LAHORE, Pakistan - A Pakistani government official says a court has granted police another 10 days to question five Americans held on suspicion of militant links.
   

Regional Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan said Tuesday the
police need more time to carry out the probe.

The police seized the U.S. nationals in two raids last week in the central Punjabi city of Sargodha.

The police allege the Americans intended to join militants in the northwest tribal areas and then travel to Afghanistan to fight against U.S. and allied forces.

 

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