Japan Arrests Five Foreigners in al-Qaeda Probe

(Reuters/ Washington Post) - Japanese police arrested five foreigners on Wednesday in a probe into the activities of Lionel Dumont, a French national of Algerian descent who was arrested in Germany last December. Dumont is suspected while in Japan of delivering equipment and funds to al-Qaeda and may have been trying to create a network of foreign contacts. Those arrested included a Bangladeshi man who sold international telephone calling cards from an office near the gates of a U.S. military base. Tokyo has been on heightened alert since a letter purportedly from al-Qaeda said Japan would be targeted once its troops were deployed in Iraq.

2004-05-28 00:00:00

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