Pakistan sweep nets bomb suspects
Pakistan has arrested more than five suspects in a plot to bomb several high-profile targets in Islamabad, including the U. S. Embassy and the official residences of Pakistan’s president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, government officials said Sunday. “Their aim was to have seven days of continuous attacks,” Pakistani Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed told reporters Saturday evening. Authorities initially reported five suspects were arrested, but government officials said early Sunday the number could be up to 10, including two Egyptians. They said the men are believed to have ties to the al Qaeda terrorist network, many members of which sought refuge in Pakistan after the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.