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5 American Men Detained in Pakistan

Five young American Muslim men were detained in Sargodha, Pakistan on Wednesday in an alleged militant safe house. The men are wanted in the United States for alleged contacts with a Pakistani militant organization with links to al-Qaida.

The five men, ages 18 to 25, from northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C., area, arrived in Pakistan on Nov. 30 and were thought to have been missing. FBI agents arrived Thursday to question them.

Sargodha Police Chief Usman Anwar says the five men “proudly confessed” that they wanted to join a holy war and had been in contact with local militants online. The Pakistani police claim the cover for their trip was to travel to look for brides.

The families of the young men have been cooperating with the FBI since they discovered that the five were missing, said a lawyer representing the families.

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