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Pakistan Arrests 6 al-Qaida Suspects


Authorities in Pakistan say they have foiled planned terrorist attacks in the eastern city of Lahore after the arrest of six suspected Islamic militants, including an aide to a key al-Qaida operative.

Police say they seized explosives, grenades and other weapons from the men linked to Abu Faraj al-Libbi, a Libyan al-Qaida militant who is accused of masterminding two assassination attempts on Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf last year. Few other details were given about men's arrests.

Among those detained was Malik Tehsin, who is believed to be a close aide to the Libyan.

Pakistan has offered more than $300,000 for information leading to the arrest of Abu Faraj al-Libbi.

Some information for this story provided by AFP and Reuters.

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