International police agency Interpol on Monday issued arrest notices for 16 further suspects wanted by Dubai for the killing of a Hamas leader there.
The announcement brought to 27 the total number of suspects on Interpol's wanted list for the murder of Mahmud al-Mabhouh in a luxury hotel room in January, which Dubai police suspect was ordered by the Israeli secret service.
"Investigative information provided by the authorities in Dubai bore out the international links and broad scope of the number of people involved, as well as the role of two 'teams' of individuals identified by the Dubai police as being linked to al-Mabhouh's murder," Interpol said in a statement.
It said the 16 new names make up the second of these "teams", in addition to 11 for whom Interpol issued arrest alerts, known as Red Notices, on February 18.
"According to the Dubai police investigation, the first team consisted of a smaller core group alleged to have carried out the killing," it said, referring to the 11 named last month.
The second team of 16 "is believed to have aided and abetted the first team by closely watching, following and reporting Mabhouh's movements from the moment he landed at Dubai airport until his murder" on Jan. 19, it said.
Interpol's latest list includes the names of at least six Britons and three Australians, along with several whose nationalities were not given