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.

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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