Chilean judge orders holding of Pakistani suspect of terrorism

09:01, May 12, 2010      

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A Chilean judge on Tuesday ordered the holding of a Pakistani citizen detained on Monday in the embassy of the United States to Chile on suspicion of terrorism.

The security system of the U.S. embassy detected explosive signs in the man's hands and some items he was carrying.

Chile's Public Works Ministry has accused the 28-year-old Mohammad Saif Ur Rehman of allegedly terrorism. The man had signs of explosives (TNT) in his documents, bags and cell phone, the Chilean Police said.

Saif went Monday to the U.S. embassy to renew his visa, and he was detained when the explosive signs were found.

According to official sources, Saif arrived in the country in January 2010, and he was studying a tourism course and doing practice works in a hotel east of the capital city of Santiago.

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