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Pakistan Police Catch Militant, Question Over Target

Pakistani police arrested a suspected Islamic militant with explosives on Thursday and some officials said he had been plotting an attack on the prime minister but others denied the premier was a target. The man, a member of the outlawed Sunni Muslim militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, was found with about six kg (12 lb) of explosives, a hand grenade, several detonators and bomb making material, said Police Inspector Amjad Kayani. “The big target was the prime minister,” he told Reuters, adding that the suspect had planned to plant explosives on a bridge. A senior provincial government official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, also said Prime Minister Zafarullah Khan Jamali was the suspect’s target. Full Story

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