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  • Brig. Shah said the group is thought to include about 15 to 20 people, but, he conceded, "nothing much is known about them."

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  • "For three or four months we have been hearing that there are people who say they are from Germany who have been trickling in one by one," said retired Brig. Mahmood Shah, the former chief of security of Pakistan's tribal regions. "Some people say that they are Turkish, or appear to be Turkish, or maybe Turkish from Germany."

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