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Middle East

More Dubai killing suspects had British passports

The United Arab Emirates has identified four more suspects, carrying British and Irish passports, in the Dubai killing of a Hamas commander, a source in the UAE familiar with the investigation said on Tuesday.

"The UAE has identified two British suspects holding British travel documents, and as part of the ongoing investigation has shared the information with the British government," the source told Reuters.

Two more suspects holding Irish passports were also identified, the source added.

The Dubai authorities have released the identities of 11 people who travelled on forged British, Irish, French and German passports to kill Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in a hotel in January.