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Pakistan Arrests Alleged Militant Linked to London Attacks

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A senior Pakistani security official says security forces have arrested a suspected Al-Qaida militant believed to have been involved with the London terrorist attacks of July 2005.

The official, who asked not to be named, told Western news agencies that Zabi ul-Taifi was arrested along with six fellow militants in a pre-dawn raid outside the northwestern city of Peshawar.

He said Taifi is an Arab national wanted in connection to the July 7, 2005, terrorist attacks on London's mass transit system.

The four coordinated bombings killed 52 commuters. British police say three of the four bombers were British citizens of Pakistani origin who are believed to have trained in Al-Qaida camps in Pakistan or Afghanistan.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.

 

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