Pakistan detains American man for travelling near Afghan border without permission
Official Javed Khan says the man was apprehended Monday in the Jamrud area of Khyber, part of Pakistan’s semi-autonomous tribal region that is off-limits to foreigners without government authorisation.
Khan said the man was transferred to the main city in the northwest, Peshawar, but did not provide any additional information.
A spokesman for the US Embassy in Islamabad, Rick Snelsire, confirmed that Pakistani government officials have given him the same information but could not independently verify the report.
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