An al Qaeda Kiwi named Mark Taylor? Who knows if it's true or not? There were two other problems: His papers and his cover story. Read on, pilgrims.
Investigators suspect that Mark Taylor may have links with Al Qaeda and Taliban.
Tank’s District Coordination Officer Barkatullah said the foreigner possessed valid documents and “he told us he was going to Wana.
He was in a passenger coach and was detained by paramilitary forces during a routine check at the post.
According to Barkatullah Taylor told police he was going to Waziristan to get married. He said he had four wives, but all of them had died and now he planned to marry a tribal woman.
An official of New Zealand High Commission in Islamabad said that no body by the name of Mark Taylor had got himself registered with the high commission.
He said New Zealand nationals visiting Pakistan were required to get themselves registered with the commission and explain the purpose of their visit to the country and mention places they would be visiting.
DPF's Kiwiblog has a bit more on the circumstances around the arrest. And as he point's out - Waziristan is not exactly a popular tourist destination.
Stay tuned, possums.