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Updated Statement Regarding Investigation of Missing Students

FBI Washington December 10, 2009
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The FBI's Washington Field Office issued the following statement:

Five missing individuals from the Washington, D.C. area have been located and are in the custody of Pakistani police. The five men were detained by Pakistani authorities on December 9, 2009 after they came to the attention of police.

The men were detained without incident and four were found to have U.S. Passports. The U.S. Embassy was contacted. An FBI special agent and two other U.S. government officials from the Embassy have spoken with some of the men. Although positive identification is still pending, the FBI believes they are the missing individuals.

The FBI was attempting to locate these individuals after learning of their disappearance. Discussions concerning their possible return to the United States are still underway.