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Swede held in Pakistan on terror links

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) - A police officer says a Swedish national who was once detained at Guantanamo Bay was among 12 foreigners arrested in Pakistan last month on suspicion of links to al-Qaida.

The officer said Friday that Mehdi-Muhammed Ghezali was one of three Swedes detained close to the country's northwestern tribal regions.

He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to give out information he judged to be sensitive.

Mehdi-Muhammed Ghezali was held for more than two years at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after he was arrested by Pakistani authorities in 2001.

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