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Pakistan Arrests at Least Two Al Qaeda Suspects

Pakistani security forces have arrested at least two foreigners in the northwestern city of Peshawar for suspected links to Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda network, intelligence sources said on Monday. Those held in a raid in an upmarket neighborhood of the city late on Saturday included an Iraqi and an Iranian, said one intelligence source, speaking on condition of anonymity. Another source said five suspects had been arrested, three of them Arabs and two Afghans. The sources did not identify those held but said they were suspected of having links to al Qaeda. On March 1, Pakistani authorities said they had arrested top al Qaeda figure Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the suspected mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. Pakistani officials said Mohammed’s interrogation could lead to more al Qaeda arrests and it raised hopes for the eventual capture of al Qaeda leader bin Laden. Full Story

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