– A German man wearing a burqa and carrying a pistol was arrested in northwest Pakistan Monday after travelling from an area known as a hub for Al-Qaeda-linked militants, police said.
"A German man, wearing a burqa, was intercepted at a checkpost in Bannu while coming from Miranshah with a six-year-old girl,” local police station chief Farid Khan told AFP.
Two tribesmen travelling with him in the vehicle were also detained, he said.
Miranshah is the main town of lawless North Waziristan tribal district, a known hotbed of Taliban and Al-Qaeda linked militants.
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Islamabad, Jun.17 (ANI): The United States has formally asked Pakistan to grant access to the American construction worker, who was nabbed while on a solo mission to ‘hunt’ down and kill Al-Qaeda warlord Osama bin Laden.
“The US embassy has filed an application seeking access to 52-year-old Gary Brooks Faulkner,” The News quoted US Embassy spokesman Richard Snelsire, as saying.
The Chitral region is among several rumoured hiding places of Laden.
Officials said that he was trying to sneak into Afghanistan’s Nuristan province to hunt and kill Laden.
A pistol, a dagger, night vision goggles, some hashish and Christian literature were recovered from his possession.
During his interrogation, Faulkner told police that he had visited Pakistan seven times, and this was his third trip to Chitral.
When asked why he thought he had a chance of tracing bin Laden, Faulkner replied: “God is with me, and I am confident I will be successful in killing h