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Spain arrests Pakistani with links to al-Qaida

Spain arrests Pakistani with links to al-Qaida

Spain's Interior Ministry says police have arrested a Pakistani man linked to a cell that forged passports for al-Qaida-linked groups.
A ministry statement says police had been looking for the suspect since seven members of the cell were arrested in Spain in December and three more in Thailand.
The statement released Friday named the suspect as 30-year-old Malik Imtanan Sarwar. It said he was picked up in Barcelona.
The statement said he worked with other members of the group to send stolen passports to Thailand to be doctored and later distributed to groups linked to al-Qaida, mainly Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistan-based terror group blamed for the 2008 Mumbai, India, attacks that killed 166 people.


Updated : 2021-04-15 05:21 GMT+08:00