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Pakistan Holds Man Suspected of Al Qaeda Links

Pakistani authorities have arrested a foreign national suspected of links to the shadowy al Qaeda network, intelligence officials said on Thursday. The arrest was made in an overnight raid on a hideout on the outskirts of the southern port city of Karachi during which a laptop computer and a satellite telephone were also seized, an intelligence official said on condition of anonymity. He identified the man as Iffan-ul-Hassham and said he appeared to be an Arab, but could not confirm his nationality. Pakistani authorities have recently intensified a crackdown on suspected al Qaeda members and Pakistani supporters. Last week they reported the arrest of two Afghans, including a former Taliban official, for suspected al Qaeda links and last month detained a Yemeni believed to have been involved in the October 2000 attack on the U.S. warship Cole in Yemen. The Yemeni, Waleed Muhammed Bin Attash alias Khalid Al-Attash, was detained with five other al Qaeda suspects. Full Story

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