Pakistan holding retired officer in US terror case

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Posted: Dec 02, 2009 1:16 AM

Pakistan's army has confirmed security agencies are questioning a retired major in connection with a U.S. terror investigation.

Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas did not say when the arrest was made or reveal the identity of the man. Intelligence officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, first revealed the arrest last week.

Abbas said Wednesday that the major is being questioned over alleged links with two men arrested in Chicago in October.

David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Hussain Rana are accused of plotting an armed attack on Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten after it published cartoons in 2005 depicting the Prophet Muhammad, igniting outrage in much of the Muslim world.