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Pakistan cracks down after al-Qa'ida claim

Security forces launched a huge crackdown in Pakistan yesterday after a group claiming links with al-Qa’ida said it had staged Friday’s failed assassination attempt on the prime minister-designate, Shaukat Aziz. There are growing fears that the suicide bombing may be the start of a full-scale al-Qa’ida campaign against General Pervez Musharraf’s regime. The information minister, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, said several people had been arrested over the assassination attempt that left at least five people dead, including Mr Aziz’s driver. But in a sign of how few clues the authorities have, there were reports that a tailor from the nearby town of Attock had been detained because the suicide bomber’s remains included tattered strips of clothing with a label from his shop.Full Story

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