Pakistan Arrests Five 'Militants'
Police in Pakistan’s Punjab Province have arrested five alleged members of the banned Islamic militant group, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. The suspects were rounded up during raids in the city of Multan during the past week. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi is a hardline Sunni organisation which has been blamed for numerous sectarian attacks on minority Shia Muslims in Pakistan. It was designated a terrorist organisation in January by the United States, which says it has close links with Osama Bin Laden’s al-Qaeda network. Officials in Washington say the group was involved in the 2002 kidnapping and subsequent murder in Karachi of US journalist Daniel Pearl. Full Story