Pakistan: Key figure in al-Qaida group arrested

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February 5, 2007 09:27

A senior figure in an outlawed Sunni Muslim militant group that has been linked to al-Qaida was among six men arrested last week in eastern Pakistan, a police official said Monday. The suspect was identified as Rizwan Ahmed, 28, head of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a Sunni organization banned in 2001 over allegations that it was involved in killing Shiite Muslims, said Omar Virk, a senior detective in the eastern city of Lahore. "He was made Lashkar-e-Jhangvi chief after the arrest of Akram Lahori," another purported head of the group who was detained by police in 2002, Virk said.


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