Interpol puts 11 on most-wanted list

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Interpol has put 11 people on its most-wanted list over the slaying of senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai.

The international police agency says it has issued red notices, its highest-level alert, to its member countries worldwide for "11 internationally wanted individuals who have been charged by UAE-Dubai authorities with coordinating and committing the murder."

Interpol says it was acting on the request of Dubai authorities and that it believes the suspects used false passports.

Interpol issued the notices — which include photographs — "to limit the ability of accused murderers from traveling freely using the same false passports."

Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh's body was found on 20 January in his hotel room.

Reuters: Interpol should issue a warrant to help locate and arrest the head of Israel's spy agency Mossad if the organisation was responsible for the killing of a Hamas militant in Dubai, the emirate's police chief said.

In comments to be aired later on Dubai TV, police chief Dahi Khalfan Tamim called for Interpol to issue "a red notice against the head of Mossad ... as a killer in case Mossad is proved to be behind the crime, which is likely now".