Passports For Sale?

When Pakistani police nabbed Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, the Tanzanian al-Qaeda operative wanted for his alleged role in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in East Africa, they also brought in two South African men. Or did they? South African officials in Pakistan have yet to interview the detainees, who were carrying passports identifying them as Feroze Ganchi, 30, and Zoubair Ismail, 20. The families of two South Africans also named Ganchi and Ismail say the passports must have been stolen from their relatives, who went to Pakistan for religious studies. The families have not heard from the men in over two...

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