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Pakistan Arrests 6 Al Qaeda Suspects

Pakistan said on Wednesday it had arrested six members of a high-profile al Qaeda cell, including a Yemeni believed to have been involved in the October 2000 attack on the U.S. warship Cole in Yemen. The government said the group had been planning a major terrorist attack in Pakistan. Interior Minister Faisal Saleh Hayat told Reuters the six also included a nephew of al Qaeda number three, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who was arrested in Pakistan in March. A Pakistani government statement identified the Cole suspect as Waleed Muhammad Bin Attash alias Khalid Al-Attash, a Yemeni national. It said the arrests took place on Tuesday during a raid in which 330 pounds of high explosives also were seized. It said a large quantity of arms, ammunition and explosives including detonators, transmitters and timer switches, intended to be used for terrorist attacks, was also recovered. Full Story

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