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Times Square bomb plot: 11th suspect held in Pakistan

Pakistani officials have detained an 11th person in connection with the botched attempt of bombing New York's Times Square early this month. The man, identified as Qamar Ejaz, is the brother of Adnan Ejaz, a former major in Pakistani army who is already in custody for having alleged links with Faisal Shahzad.

world Updated: May 27, 2010 09:25 IST

Pakistani officials have detained an 11th person in connection with the botched attempt of bombing New York's Times Square early this month, CNN reported quoting a Pakistani intelligence source.

The man, identified as Qamar Ejaz, is the brother of Adnan Ejaz, a former major in Pakistani army who is already in custody for having alleged links with Faisal Shahzad, the prime suspect in the plot, said the intelligence source, who requested anonymity.

However, it was unclear how Ejaz is linked to Faisal Shahzad or the Times Square bombing plot.

Shahzad, a naturalised US citizen of Pakistani origin, was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport while trying to board a flight to Dubai May 3, two days after he planted an explosive-laden vehicle in Manhattan's Times Square. The bomb failed to detonate.