Pakistan holds US man after 'bullets found in baggage'

February 14, 2012 09:10


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PESHAWAR - An American was held for questioning in Pakistan on Tuesday after security officials at the airport in northwestern Peshawar discovered bullets in his luggage, police said, the latest likely irritant in ties between the two countries.

The American was due to fly from Peshawar to the capital Islamabad, said Tahir Ayub, a senior police superintendent.

"He has been detained at the airport and is under interrogation," Ayub told Reuters. "We are in contact with the foreign office in Islamabad to check about his background and tell us if he has diplomatic immunity."

Ayub said a pistol and 12 magazine rounds had been recovered from the man's luggage, while another police officer said security officials had only found bullets.

A US official in Islamabad said the embassy was looking into the details of the reports.

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