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Pakistan nets 18 suspects as Al-Qaeda hunt moves east to cities

An intensive swoop by Pakistan on Al-Qaeda cells in the country’s east has netted at least 18 suspects including four African operatives and a computer mastermind, a senior security official told AFP. The latest crackdown has taken Pakistan’s Al-Qaeda hunters far from the terror network’s traditional sanctuaries in rugged northwest tribal lands bordering Afghanistan to the dense eastern cities and towns of Punjab, its most populous province. The captures have also netted “valuable information” from computer records, CDs, emails, detailed maps of Islamabad airport, documents and photos of key financial institutions in New York, Washington and Newark. The information included plans to attack tourist sites in the South African city of Johannesburg, according to the security official, who is closely involved in the crackdown and interrogation of detainees. Full Story

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