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7 Laden Suspects Held At Entebbe

By Vision Reporter

Added 1st October 2001 03:00 AM

THE Joint Anti-Terrorism Taskforce is interrogating six Pakistanis and a Zambian on suspicion that they are linked to the alleged terror network headed by Osama bin Laden, the Police and the army have confirmed.

THE Joint Anti-Terrorism Taskforce is interrogating six Pakistanis and a Zambian on suspicion that they are linked to the alleged terror network headed by Osama bin Laden, the Police and the army have confirmed.

By Alfred Wasike THE Joint Anti-Terrorism Taskforce is interrogating six Pakistanis and a Zambian on suspicion that they are linked to the alleged terror network headed by Osama bin Laden, the Police and the army have confirmed. Bin Laden is the prime suspect in the September 11 terror attacks on the US. The Inspector General of Police, Major General Edward Katumba Wamala, and the army spokesperson, Lt. Col. Phinehas Katirima, yesterday said the suspects were arrested at Entebbe International Airport in transit from Rwanda to yet an undisclosed destination in the Scandinavian countries. Some of them were picked up at Kansanga, a city suburb. The Pakistanis are Khan Imtaz, Slaman Muhamoud Khan, Mumtax Ahmed Khan, M. Sarwar, Eissa Khan and Maqdol Ahmad Malik. The Zambian is Mukanga Murenga. Wamala said they would appear in a Kampala court “may be tomorrow (today)” on charges of terrorism and fake travel documents. “We also suspect that they are involved in human trafficking from this region to the Scandinavian countries,” he said. “When we searched them, we found passports of people who had been arrested in Rwanda. They also had fake visas for Uganda and Rwanda. They were inconsistent in their stories,” Wamala said. Katirima said, “The suspects are being questioned by the Criminal Investigations Department and details could only be available later.” The arrests were carried out by the Joint Anti-Terrorism Taskforce (JATT) comprising of officials from all security agencies, led by the army and the Police. President Yoweri Museveni’s adviser on legal affairs Fox Odoi said the arrests were “routine scrutiny of people coming from suspected terrorist destinations like the Sudan and Pakistan.” Ends

7 Laden Suspects Held At Entebbe

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