Pakistan arrests German man in burqa
The Pakistani police have arrested a German man wearing a burqa and carrying a gun who was leaving an area near Miranshah, North Waziristan, where many militants are active, Press TV reported.
The police said the 30-year-old German, who was in a car with two other men and a six-year-old girl, was intercepted at a checkpoint in Bannu, some 140 kilometers southwest of Peshawar on Monday.
The other two men were wearing blue-colored Afghani burqas, local police station chief Farid Khan said, adding that they were handed over to an intelligence agency for further investigation.
The German man was also carrying some maps, Khan told AFP.
Last week, a US construction worker armed with a pistol and a sword was arrested further north in the mountains of Chitral. He purportedly told police he was on a mission to hunt down and kill al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.