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FBI Agent Arrested and Detained in Pakistan

The agent was carrying a magazine from a 9 mm pistol and 15 bullets when he was arrested while trying to board a plane in Karachi

An FBI agent was arrested and held on anti-terrorism charges in Pakistan after allegedly trying to bring weapons and ammunition onto a plane, Pakistani officials announced Tuesday.

Airport police in Karachi detained the agent on Monday after he attempted to board a Pakistan International Airlines flight traveling from Karachi to Islamabad, the Washington Post reports. He was reportedly carrying a 9mm pistol magazine and 15 bullets. Anti-terrorism laws outlaw carrying ammunition or weapons on commercial flights.

In court on Tuesday, a judge ordered the agent be detained until Saturday at the earliest in order to allow officials to investigate the incident. U.S. officials said the agent was temporarily assigned to duty in Pakistan but requested the Post withhold his name.

[Washington Post]

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