Pakistani authorities have arrested at least four people suspected of links with the failed car bomb attack in New York’s Times Square earlier this month.
One of those being detained is said to be the son of the owner of a prominent catering company used by embassies in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad.
Four people have already been arrested in the US in connection with the plot, including Faisal Shahzad , the man suspected of leaving an explosives-laden vehicle in Times Square on May 1.
Pakistan’s Interior Minister denied on Friday that anyone had been arrested, but other government sources said they were picked up on suspicion that they knew Shahzad.
US prosecutors say Shahzad has admitted to planting the car bomb and is cooperating with investigators.
Denied bail, he is in custody and is scheduled to return before a court on June 1.