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Pakistan Expects Militant Backlash After Crackdown

Pakistan is bracing for a backlash from Islamic militants after its most successful crackdown on al Qaeda and local allies to date, military and civilian officials said on Tuesday. Around 20 al Qaeda suspects, foreigners and locals, have been arrested in the past month in Pakistan, leading to a security alert in the United States and the arrest in Britain of man believed to have been plotting an attack on Heathrow airport. Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, a key ally in the U.S.-led war on terror, has already been targeted by Islamic militant groups and survived two assassination attempts in December linked by officials to al Qaeda. Full Story

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