Dubai: The assassins of the Hamas commander, Mahmoud Al Mabhouh, fled to the US and Israel after stops in Europe and Asia, the Dubai Police chief said on Sunday.
In the latest revelation on the killing, Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim told Gulf News: "Some of them [the killers] went to America and others to Israel."
Earlier, the police said that the assassins travelled to Europe and Asia, but their final destinations were not revealed.
Dahi had previously told Gulf News it would be “close to impossible” to arrest the suspects if they were found to be in Israel.
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Meanwhile, preliminary forensic results have revealed that a drug was used to sedate Al Mabhouh before he was suffocated to death, Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, Deputy Commandant of Dubai Police, said on Sunday.
He told a press conference that succinylcholine, also known as suxamethoniumchloride, was injected into his skin, traces of which were found on his leg.