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Pakistan Police Arrest Leading Islamic Militant

Pakistani police have arrested a prominent Islamic militant belonging a group which has been blamed for many sectarian killings and has been linked to the murder of U.S. reporter Daniel Pearl, officials said on Saturday. Allah Wasaya was detained in Lahore. Police did not say which crimes the militant was wanted for, but a senior police official told Reuters: “He was one of the most wanted members of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.” Lashkar-e-Jhangvi was declared a terrorist organization by the United States earlier this year. The authorities had a one million rupee ($17,300) price tag on Wasaya’s head. The arrest was not believed to be directly linked to a sectarian attack on a Shi’ite Muslim mosque in Quetta on Friday in which 47 people were killed and 65 injured. Full Story

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