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100 terror suspects arrested in Pak

Nearly 100 terror suspects, including foreigners, were on Sunday arrested in a series of raids carried out by security forces in Islamabad, Lahore, Rawalpindi and other parts of Pakistan, a day after its army launched a major offensive against Taliban in Waziristan.

world Updated: Oct 18, 2009 23:06 IST

Nearly 100 terror suspects, including foreigners, were on Sunday arrested in a series of raids carried out by security forces in Islamabad, Lahore, Rawalpindi and other parts of Pakistan, a day after its army launched a major offensive against Taliban in Waziristan.

Security agencies arrested three members of the Amjad Farooqi faction of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and seized a
huge cache of weapons, ammunition and fake National Identity Cards during a raid near Azadi Chowk Yadgar in Lahore.

The Amjad Farooqi group has claimed responsibility for several recent terror attacks, including a brazen assault on
the Army's General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.

Over 70 suspects were arrested in Rawalpindi and nearby areas, TV news channels reported. Reports said many
persons were detained on suspicion of having links to the attack on the General Headquarters. Several Afghan nationals
were among those arrested.

Security agencies also made several arrests on the basis of information derived from the call records of mobile
phones used by the terrorists who attacked the army's headquarters.

In Islamabad, two men were detained during a raid on the Jamia Mohammadiya seminary in the heart of the city. A
large contingent of policemen entered the madrassa and searched the living quarters of students and their
possessions. Nearly 100 terror suspects, including foreigners, were on Sunday arrested in a series of raids carried out by security forces in Islamabad, Lahore, Rawalpindi and other parts of Pakistan, a day after its army launched a major offensive against Taliban in Waziristan.

Security agencies arrested three members of the Amjad Farooqi faction of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and seized a
huge cache of weapons, ammunition and fake National Identity Cards during a raid near Azadi Chowk Yadgar in Lahore.

The Amjad Farooqi group has claimed responsibility for several recent terror attacks, including a brazen assault on
the Army's General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.

Over 70 suspects were arrested in Rawalpindi and nearby areas, TV news channels reported. Reports said many
persons were detained on suspicion of having links to the attack on the General Headquarters. Several Afghan nationals
were among those arrested.

Security agencies also made several arrests on the basis of information derived from the call records of mobile
phones used by the terrorists who attacked the army's headquarters.

In Islamabad, two men were detained during a raid on the Jamia Mohammadiya seminary in the heart of the city. A
large contingent of policemen entered the madrassa and searched the living quarters of students and their possessions.