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Tuesday, 25 September, 2001, 13:37 GMT 14:37 UK
Arabs detained in Paraguay

Paraguayan prosecutors have asked a judge that 11 Arabs detained after the recent attacks in the United States be held on immigration charges.

The 11 are among 17 Arabs detained in south eastern Paraguay on Friday.

The authorities said it was too early to say whether any of them were linked to those involved in the US attacks.

There is a large Arab community in the region, where Paraguay shares a border with Brazil and Argentina, and there have been periodic reports of Islamic militants living in the area.

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