Were Pakistanis involved in the Egypt bombings? “The involvement of the Pakistanis, if proven, would also increase suspicions that Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida may have been involved in the attacks.” Or at least that Pakistanis with an ideology similar to that of Osama, of which there are very many, were involved. From AP, :
Police investigators said Monday that they are searching for six Pakistani men as the probe into the weekend’s Sharm e-Sheikh bomb blasts widened.
The investigators, who declined to be identified because of the sensitivity of the inquiry, said they are looking into whether the six men had any involvement in carrying out Saturday’s attack, Egypt’s deadliest ever. Pakistani officials had no immediate comment….
The investigators declined to be identified — so difficult would their work become in Pakistan if it were known that they were working against the jihad.
If independently confirmed, any involvement of Pakistanis would suggest that those behind Saturday’s bombings belong to a much wider terror network than previously thought.
Until the latest news broke Monday, suspicions had primarily focused on a Sinai-based network thought responsible for bombings in the area last October, also targeting tourist sites.
The involvement of the Pakistanis, if proven, would also increase suspicions that Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida may have been involved in the attacks. The Saudi-born bin Laden is popular among militant Pakistani groups and is known to enjoy support in tribal areas close to the Afghan border.