Islamabad, Jun 16: A US national trying to cross into Afghanistan in search of Osama Bin Laden, was arrested in Pakistan on Tuesday, Jun 15.
Gary Brooks Faulkner, coming from California, was trying to go to the Afghan province of Nooristan on the mission to decapitate the al Qaeda leader and his four accomplices. He was heading for the Afghan province of Nooristan.
Police said that he has no connection to any US law enforcement agencies. Police recovered a one-metre sword, a pistol, a dagger and night-vision goggles from this person.
Faulkner came to Chitral district, 270 km north of Islamabad on Jun 3 and went on missing from his hotel room on Sunday, Jun 13 night. He was caught by police in the district's Kalash Valley.
“He told us that the terrorists had harmed Americans and he himself wanted to search for and kill Osama. He is just a tourist who is not associated with any U.S. agency. Possibly he only wants revenge for the 9/11 attacks," reported the police official. He was being moved to Peshawar for further inquiry in connection with the attempted illegal border crossing. He has not been formally charged, informed the officials.