Homegrown

Detained Americans to Be Deported

Five young American Muslims reported missing by their families in the Washington D.C. area and detained in Pakistan this week are likely to be deported back to the states, according to a local police chief. The men allegedly told investigators that they attempted to connect to militant groups in Pakistan linked to al Qaeda and intended to head into Afghanistan to fight U.S. troops. They had used Facebook and YouTube to try to connect with extremist groups in Pakistan. Their families reported them missing after one of them left behind a video saying that Muslims must be defended.