ISLAMABAD  - Officials said Thursday that a French Al-Qaeda militant linked to the 9/11 attacks was probably heading to Somalia when he was captured near the Iranian border.Naamen Meziche was detained in May after disclosures by Younis al-Mauritani, captured in Pakistan last year and apparently tasked by Osama bin Laden to plot attacks on Australia, Europe and the US.“Meziche was probably on his way to Somalia when he was caught,” one Pakistani security official told AFP on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the media.The official said it was difficult to know exactly what route Meziche was taking on the day of his arrest. Western experts said he had been en route to Pakistan’s semi-autonomous tribal belt on the Afghan border.But another security source suggested he was in transit from Iran, en route to Somalia .“Recently lots of Al-Qaeda people left Pakistan to move to Yemen or Somalia . The tribal belt is a very important place for jihadis on their way, because there they can get the support, logistics and contacts to move on,” the source told AFP.Pakistani agents are interrogating Meziche and information has been shared with American, French and German intelligence agencies, the first security official said.“Eventually he will be deported to France,” he added.