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U.S. agents arrest Pakistani linked to Argentina bombings

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WASHINGTON — U.S. agents have arrested a Pakistani man who Argentine sources say is wanted for questioning in the bombings of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires in 1992 and of a Jewish cultural center there in 1994.

An Immigration and Naturalization Service spokeswoman, Nancy Cohen, confirmed on Friday the arrest in Los Angeles of Mohammad Abass Malik, on grounds that he was in the United States without proper documentation. Cohen had no additional information on the man.

The chief of Argentina's intelligence service, Fernando de Santibanes, disclosed the arrest to The Associated Press on Tuesday, the day Malik was taken into custody, but there was no confirmation by any U.S. government agency until Friday.