Dozens of Europeans 'training for terror'

Dozens of Muslim militants with European citizenship are believed to be hiding out in lawless north-west Pakistan, training for missions that could include terror attacks in European capitals, Pakistani and Western intelligence officials said.

A senior official of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency, or ISI, said last night that there were believed to be “several dozen” people with European citizenship – many of Pakistani origin – among the Islamic extremists operating in the lawless tribal border area.

The official said foreigners in the area also included Chechens, Uzbeks, Arabs and Turks, one of whom was a former F-16 pilot in the Turkish air force.

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