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Pakistan Police Arrest Five Suspected Militants

Pakistan police arrested five more suspected Islamic militants in the restive city of Karachi, senior police officials said Monday. The men belonged to the Muslim United Army (MUA), a little-known Islamic group that claimed responsibility for a series of small bomb explosions on 19 Shell and two Caltex petrol stations last month, they said. Police did not say whether the five suspects had any role in the bombings. “They are being questioned,” police official Ashraf Gujjar told Reuters. The suspected militants were arrested in a raid on their hideout in eastern Karachi overnight and police found a large quantity of explosives, Gujjar said. The MUA had threatened to carry out more terror attacks if the crackdown on Muslim militants did not end. The blasts at the petrol stations caused minor injuries to four men and little damage, but the created widespread alarm — underscoring the risks for Western firms doing business in Pakistan. Full Story

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