Pakistan arrests al-Qaida suspects

Pakistani security forces have arrested three people, including a Yemeni national, on suspicion of being linked to the al-Qaida network.

    Pakistan is an ally of the US in the 'war on terror'

    Intelligence officials on Friday said the Yemeni national, identified as Shaikh Yusuf and the two Pakistanis were arrested more than 60km north of Karachi.

    Security forces seized documents, a satellite telephone and some weapons.

    Many al-Qaida members and their Taliban supporters have fled to Pakistan to escape a crackdown by the US-led forces in neighbouring Afghanistan.

    Pakistani security forces have arrested nearly 600 al-Qaida and Taliban suspects and continue to hunt them in the mountainous region bordering Afghanistan as well as in major cities.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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