RAWALPINDI - The law enforcement agencies briefly detained the visiting US hip-hop artistes for taking photographs and making footage of sensitive installations in the garrison area here Wednesday. According to sources, the law enforcement agencies arrested six Americans, including a cultural officer and security staff of the US Embassy, at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport Islamabad for filming the sensitive installations at the cantonment area near the Rawalpindi district courts while travelling in three vehicles. However, they were released after thorough interrogation. The sources went on: The visiting group was making video footage of sensitive installations when traffic warden Mirza Waqas noticed them and flagged down the motorists. However, the drivers ran away towards the Islamabad airport. The warden informed the control room about the vehicles, the sources said, adding that the personnel of law enforcement agencies arrested them. The detained troupe told the interrogators that they were American artistes and returning to the US Embassy after performing at the Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU), the sources added. They said they filmed the common areas just to make their visit memorable. The US Embassy officials rushed to the airport and told the investigators about them. The security men freed them after deleting the recorded stuff. When contacted, Robert Raines, a spokesman for the US Embassy, said a group of American artistes was going back to the US Embassy after performing at FJWU when officials briefly detained them at the BBIIAP. Later, they were released, he said, adding that no US officials filmed the sensitive buildings. In reply to a question, he said one of the performers was accused of clicking photographs of sensitive installations and another might have taken photographs while travelling in a US Embassy vehicle on a public road. No sensitive installations were visible from the vehicle, the spokesman averred, adding that that the artiste was oblivious of restrictions on photography in the cantonment area and had no intention of photographing sensitive buildings. Asked if the Pakistani security personnel discarded the recorded stuff, the spokesman said: I have no knowledge.