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Three Al Qaeda Suspects Arrested in Pakistan

A Pakistani intelligence agent said on Thursday authorities had arrested three suspected al Qaeda members, including an Iraqi, in a raid in a tribal area bordering Afghanistan. The arrests were made late on Wednesday in the Kurram Agency bordering Afghanistan’s volatile Paktia province, an intelligence official told Reuters. The official, who did not want to be identified, said one of those arrested was an Iraqi named Raad bin Saga bin Mohammad and the others were Pakistanis he identified as Ehsanullah and Adil Shah. He said they had apparently been on their way to Thall, a mountainous region of Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province, about 280 km (175 miles) west of Islamabad. News of the arrests came as Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Mian Khursheed Mehmood Kasuri was on a two-day visit to Kabul. Afghan officials have accused Pakistan of enabling a resurgence of the Taliban, the fundamentalist group that ruled Afghanistan until 2001 and sheltered the al Qaeda network blamed for the September 11 attacks on the United States. Full Story

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