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Pakistani Officials Announce Arrest Of Islamic Militant

Pakistani security officials say police have arrested an Islamic militant suspected of involvement in a deadly car bomb attack on the U.S. consulate in the port city of Karachi in June, 2002.

Officials on Thursday identified the suspect as Naveed-ul-Hasan, and described him as a member of the Harkat-ul Mujahideen al-Alami Islamic militant group. They said police arrested him on Wednesday in the town of Wagah, near the Indian border.

The 2002 attack on the U.S. consulate killed 12 people.

Last year, judicial authorities convicted several of the militant group's leaders of plotting to assassinate Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf.

In a separate development, Wednesday, police killed Asim Ghafoor, another suspected Islamic militant, who was wanted in connection with the 2002 kidnapping and killing of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.