Fiji police investigate claims of Taliban links
SUVA (AFP) - Fiji police said on Saturday they were working with Interpol to investigate reports of Fijian militants joining the Taliban.
Although the Fiji Muslim League rejected the claims, police criminal investigation department director Luke Rawalai said they were "taking this very seriously".
He said Fijians joining the Taliban would violate the Pacific island country's counter-terrorist laws and it would be treated as "a major crime".
Police received information about Fijian members of the Taliban "through our sources. We are investigating through our channels overseas," police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said, naming Interpol as assisting in the investigation.