FBI launches public manhunt for five individuals of Middle Eastern descent
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation launched a public nationwide manhunt for five individuals of Middle Eastern descent, who are believed to have illegally entered the United States about five days ago.
The five have been identified as Abid Noraiz Ali, Iftikhar Khozmai Ali, Mustafa Khan Owasi, Adil Pervez and Akbar Jamal, according to a statement released by the FBI.
Their photographs were posted on the agency's website. FBI officials warned the names and the dates of birth of the wanted men could be fictitious and offered no indication about their possible whereabouts.
"Although the FBI has no specific information that these individuals are connected to any potential terrorist activities, based upon information developed in the course of on-going investigations, the FBI would like to locate and question these persons," the bureau said in its statement.
The five are suspected of having entered the United States, presumably from Canada, on or around December 24.
The FBI assured the public it was closely working with federal and local law enforcement agencies in the United States and around the world to apprehend the men. "Anyone with any information pertaining to these individuals is asked to contact the nearest FBI office," the statement said. (Albawaba.com)
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