DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – A local newspaper says Dubai police has identified five new suspects in the slaying of a Hamas operative in the Gulf city-state.
The National says the five traveled to Dubai with Australian, British and French passports to kill Mahmoud al-Mabhouh. He was found dead in his Dubai hotel room in January.
Dubai has accused Israel’s Mossad spy agency of killing al-Mabhouh. The police previously released names of 27 suspects who traveled to Dubai on fake identities and forged European and Australian passports.
Friday’s report did not reveal the new suspects’ names. If confirmed, this would bring the number of suspects behind the slaying to 32 people.
Dubai police could not immediately be reached for comment on Friday. Government officials declined to comment.