ISLAMABAD  — Two men detained in Pakistan admitted with pride that they helped the suspect in the attempted Times Square bombing, and one of the men angrily accused his interrogators of “siding with the infidels,” a senior intelligence official said Saturday.

The pair are among six men officials say have been detained in Pakistan for alleged ties to Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistani-American arrested in the United States two days after the failed May 1 attack in New York. Like Shahzad, the detainees are all from their country’s urban elite.

Details about the six were released late Friday, though officials have not said when they were detained. Five were picked up in the capital, Islamabad, and one is co-owner of a posh catering company that the U.S. Embassy said was suspected of ties to terrorist groups.

The intelligence official, part of the team questioning the men, cited the two suspects as saying they did not do anything wrong and “proudly” describing Shahzad as their friend.

The official said one of the suspects had accused his interrogators of “siding with the infidels.”

One of the suspects, identified as Shoaib Mughal, is alleged to be a go-between for Shahzad and the Pakistani Taliban in their hideouts near the Afghan border. He ran an Islamabad computer dealership before his detention, said the intelligence official, who – like most operatives in spy agencies around the world – didn’t give his name.

The other suspect, identified only by his first name, Shahid, is alleged to have helped arrange money for Shahzad. He has a master in business administration degree from a university in the U.S. and apparently knew Shahzad from his time there.

The other four suspects have also voiced their hatred of the U.S. but haven’t admitted any links to Shahzad, the official said.

None of the men has been charged, though in Pakistan that sometimes does not happen for months, if not years.