Swedish-origin ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee held in Pak's tribal area

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London, Sep. 11 (ANI): Mehdi Ghezali, a former Guantanamo Bay detainee of Swedish origin has been arrested in Pakistan.

Before being arrested at a checkpoint in the southern town of Dera Ghazi Khan, Ghezali was travelling with a group of foreigners to the South Waziristan tribal region, an al-Qaeda stronghold region, Times Online reports.

A laptop and 10,000 dollars were seized from Ghezali.

Ghezali is among three Swedes and four Turks who are now being interrogated by the Pakistani Intelligence on suspicion of entering the country illegally and to see if they have links with militants, the report adds.

According to Pakistani army sources, Ghezali had entered Pakistan via Iran.

Ghezali, 30, was arrested in December 2001 near the Tora Bora mountains in eastern Afghanistan and was handed over to the US military.

He spent more than two years at Guantanamo Bay before being released in 2004. (ANI)

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