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Pak police arrest plotters of a suicide attack on PM Aziz

Pakistani police today claimed that they have arrested three suspects in a failed assassination attempt on Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz in July last year. An unidentified suicide bomber had blown himself up near the car of Mr Aziz while he was campaigning in Fateh Jang, some 50 km south-west of Islamabad, killing nine people and injuring scores of others. DIG Police, Rawalpindi, Chaudhry Iftikhar Ahmed told newspersons that all the three suspects were arrested during the early hours today from Rawalpindi, where two abortive attempts were made on President Pervez Musharraf’s life in December 2003. Prime Minister Aziz survived the assassination bid a day after Pakistani security forces arrested a top member of the al-Qaeda terrorist network, Tanzanian-born Ahmad Khalfan Al-Ghailani from Pakistani Gujarat city, who was linked with the 1998 bombing of U S embassies in Tanzania and Brunei Daresalam. The three suspects arrested today belonged to outlawed religious outfits ‘Jaamat-ul-Farqan’ and ‘Jaish-e-Mohammad.’ Full Story

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