Zimbabwe police says arrested Pakistanis not terrorist

07:58, July 06, 2010      

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The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has denied that the two Pakistanis arrested last week at the Beitbridge Border Post as they tried to enter South Africa illegally are terrorists as earlier reported, according to New Ziana on Monday.

Media reports said last week that Imran Muhammad who was believed to be an international terrorist and Chaudry Parvez Ahmed were arrested after Immigration officers found them using fake Kenyan passports. ZRP chief spokesperson senior assistant commissioner Wayne Bvudzijena said the identity of the duo had been mistaken. "They were misrepresented in the paper. People rushed to conclude that they were terrorists," he said.

Bvudzijena said the foreigners were still in police custody assisting with investigations. "We are still carrying out investigations. We are yet to establish more detail," he said.

According to media reports, the two flew from Saudi Arabia to Tanzania where they fraudulently acquired Kenyan passports before connecting to Zimbabwe by road.

The particular acts of terror that the suspects wanted to commit in South Africa could not be established.

Source: Xinhua


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