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Pakistani Police Arrest Suspect in Senior Cleric's Murder


Pakistani authorities have arrested a Shi'ite Muslim man suspected of involvement in the murder of a senior pro-Taleban Sunni Muslim cleric in Karachi last year.

Local police say the suspect, identified as Nafees Khan, was nabbed in an overnight raid on a house in the city's eastern district. They say he is one of six gunmen wanted in connection with the killing.

Mufti Nizamuddin Shamzai, who had called for a "jihad" or holy war against the United States, was shot dead in May 2004 as he drove to an Islamic school. His killing sparked violence by thousands of his supporters in Karachi.

Some information in this story is provided by AP.

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