Report: Malaysia holds 10 tied to Christmas bomber

Ten terror suspectsarrested in Malaysia allegedly have ties to a Nigerian suspected in theattempted Christmas Day bombing of a US airliner, a news report saidThursday.

Malaysia's home minister announced the arrestsWednesday, saying they were mainly foreigners linked to aninternational terrorist network.

They include four men from Syria,two from Nigeria and one each from Yemen and Jordan, said Syed IbrahimSyed Noh, head of a rights group that assists people held underMalaysia's Internal Security Act, which allows indefinite detentionwithout trial.

They were among 50 people arrested by police onJan. 21 while attending a weekly Islamic class with a Syrian universitylecturer at a home near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's largest city, SyedIbrahim said. The others were later released.