U.S. warns of terror link to Pakistan catering firm

(AP) - The U.S. Embassy has warned that terrorist groups may have "established links" to a high-class cateringcompany based in the Pakistani capital.

In an unusual e-mail to U.S. residents in Pakistan, it said U.S.government personnel had been instructed to avoid using the HanifRajput Catering Service.

Earlier this week, a senior security official in Islamabad saidone of two people arrested in Pakistan over links to the failedTimes Square car bombing was called Salman Ashraf.

He identified him as the son of the owner of Rajput cateringservice.

The officer spoke on condition of anonymity because of thesensitive nature of investigation.

The embassy message said Rajput is owned by Rana Ashraf Khan andhis son Salman Ashraf.

Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistani-American from Connecticut, isaccused of leaving an SUV with a bomb in Times Square.

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