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Interpol Issues Notices for 16 in Dubai Slaying

The international police organization, Interpol, has issued wanted notices for 16 more suspects in connection with the killing of a Hamas leader in Dubai.

Monday's announcement brought to 27 the total number of suspects named in the January assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh.

Interpol says the notices were made at the request of Dubai authorities. It says Dubai authorities have identified two teams of individuals linked to the murder.

The Interpol red notice allows Dubai to circulate its arrest warrant worldwide with the request that the wanted individuals be arrested and extradited for prosecution.

The suspects in the case carried false passports from Britain, Ireland, France, Germany and Australia. Dubai authorities suspect Israel's Mossad spy agency was responsible for the killing. Israel has neither confirmed nor denied having a role.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.