Burqa-clad German Held In Pakistan

Burqa-clad German Held In Pakistan

Peshawar : Pakistan | Jun 22, 2010 at 11:51 PM PDT
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A 27-year-old suspected German al-Qaida operative, later identified as Rami Mackenzie, donning a burqa to evade security was arrested by police as he was about to whisk away from Pakistan's militant heartland close to border with Afganistan.

The person was allegedly an expert of making suicide vests & was wanted by German authorities for his links with terrorists. He was clad in a burqa which covered his face at the time of arrest.

The German was trying to make his gateway in a vehicle alongwith a local man & his daughter when he was detained at a checkpoint in Bannu district, border of North Waziristan. He was also found to be travelling on a fake Pakistani passport. He was arrested by a joint team of local police & army personnel at a security checkpost outside Bannu & was handed over to intelligence agencies.

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