updated 7/17/2005 10:28:41 AM ET 2005-07-17T14:28:41

Pakistani authorities questioned a businessman whose mobile telephone number was listed on the phone records of one of the alleged London suicide bombers, an intelligence official said Sunday.

The telephone number of the businessman, who was not identified, was listed in the mobile phone records of one of the suspects in the deadly bombings in the British capital on July 7, the official said on condition of anonymity. He declined to give his name because of the sensitivity of his work.

The businessman, who was questioned near the eastern city of Sialkot on Sunday, told intelligence officials that he had many business contacts in England, but he did not provide a full accounting of the telephone link with the alleged bomber, the official said.

The intelligence official did not say which suspect may have been in touch with the businessman, who was placed under observation but was not taken into custody.

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