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3 Al-Qaeda suspects arrested near Iran border

world Updated: Jun 11, 2007 12:12 IST

Security forces in Pakistan have nabbed three militants suspected to be Al-Qaeda activists from southwestern Balochistan region bordering Iran, a news report has said.

Fake identity cards and passports along with large amount of foreign currency were recovered from the arrested suspects from a checkpoint near the Iranian border from Balochistan's Taftan region on Saturday, the Online News agency said quoting a private TV channel.

The Interior Ministry has confirmed the report of the arrests, the agency said.

Sources said that the security agencies were investigating the arrested suspects including foreign nationals belonging to Khirgistan and Germany.

Pakistan, a key ally of the United States in its war on terror, has deployed at least 90,000 troops in its northwestern tribal areas to flush out remnants of the Al-Qaeda and Taliban militants, and their local supporters.