ISLAMABAD - Authorities in Pakistan have
arrested two French nationals of Pakistani origin for suspected
links to al Qaida-linked Islamist terrosists, local intelligence
officials said on Thursday.
The two men identified as Sharaf Din and Zohaib Afzal were
arrested in the eastern city of Lahore about two months ago and
were still in Pakistani custody, the officials said.
"They had planned to go to Waziristan for terror training
and have links with the Pakistani Taliban," one intelligence
official said, referring to the lawless Pakistani tribal region
along the Afghan border.
Another intelligence official confirmed the arrest of the
Frenchmen and said they were picked up from Lahore's
international airport and during investigation revealed their
plans to travel to Waziristan for training.