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Pakistan hunting for former Manitoba students

Both men wanted on terrorism charges

Pakistan has ordered its police to start searching for two former University of Manitoba students, Ferid Ahmed Imam, 30, and Maiwand Yar, 27,  according to a report by The Express Tribune, a Pakistani Newspaper. The RCMP charged the men with conspiracy to commit terrorism on March 15. They alleged that the men traveled to Afghanistan to participate in the insurgency against NATO forces in 2007 and that  Imam trained terrorists who planned blow up subway cars in New York City in Sept. 2009. Yar was in his final year of a mechanical engineering degree and Imam was in his final year of biochemistry when they left for Afghanistan.

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