November 21, 1995 in Nation/World

Egyptians Held In Wake Of Bombing

Compiled From Wire Services

Police detained at least 12 Egyptians for questioning Monday in a suicide truck bombing that tore apart the Egyptian Embassy, killing 17.

Some of the dozen apparently attended an international Islamic religious conference in Pakistan last week that drew 800 participants from other Muslim countries, including members of hard-line Islamic groups.

“We want to know what their business is in Pakistan and how long they will stay,” Interior Minister Nasirullah Babaar said Monday. “It is a screening process we have started at all the airports. We may also screen other Arabs.”

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