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Death in Dubai: UK agents to meet ‘identity clone’ Britons

UK agents will meet six dual British-Israeli nationals whose passports were used in the assassination of a Hamas leader in Dubai, the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) said.

The genuine British passport holders will be interviewed at the UK embassy as potential witnesses to a crime.

Dubai police said yesterday that forensic tests show Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was drugged and then suffocated in his hotel room.

In total 12 fake British passports were used in the hit, and British officers will meet the remaining six people who had their identities cloned in the near future. A Soca spokesman said: “We are arranging to speak to the six genuine passport holders who are resident in Israel as potential witnesses to a crime.”

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