Chile charges detained Pakistani

Muhammad Khan's charges follow his arrest at US embassy with illegal explosives.

    Police are investigating whether Khan might have had a legitimate reason for the bomb traces [AFP]

    Police said traces of the explosive Tetryl were found on Khan's documents and mobile telephone.

    Tetryl is a compound used as a booster to help detonate explosive charges.

    US officials say they will conduct their own investigation of the incident, but the US state department has not disclosed why Khan's American visa had been revoked.

    PJ Crowley, the state department spokesman, acknowledged at a news conference on Tuesday that there might be a legitimate reason for the trace amounts of explosives.

    "It's a fair question, but this is all something that will come out while we're reviewing during the course of the investigation," Crowley said.

    A local newspaper, El Mercurio, reported that Khan was in Chile to study tourism.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


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