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Four Pakistanis held in US for running Al Qaeda cell

The FBI has arrested two Pakistani Americans and two Pakistani nationals in the city of Lodi, about 80 miles south of here, for allegedly operating an Al Qaeda cell in the city. The two briefly appeared on Tuesday before US Magistrate Peter A. Nowinski in Sacramento. Both are being held in the Sacramento County Jail pending further court proceedings. One of the men arrested, 22-year-old Hamid Hayat, is accused in an FBI criminal complaint of training in an Al Qaeda camp in Pakistan to learn “how to kill Americans” and then lying to FBI agents about it. His father, 47-year-old Umer Hayat, is charged in the complaint with lying about his son’s involvement and his own financing of the Al Qaeda camp. Full Story

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