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Six militants arrested in Pakistan

world Updated: Oct 16, 2009 09:24 IST

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Pakistan authorities have arrested at least six suspected militants in Karachi in connection with the recent terror attacks in Lahore and Peshawar.

The intelligence and security agencies picked up four persons from a private hospital from the Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of the southern city on Thursday night in wounded condition, police sources said.

"The agencies raided the hospital on information they extracted from two militants earlier arrested from a house near the super highway," a source said.

He said large number of explosives and weapons were recovered from the house where the two militants were holed up.

"The two militants belong to the Amjad Farooqi group which has close links with Al-Qaeda," the source said.

He said the agencies raided the private hospital and arrested the four men who were getting treatment for gunshot wounds and shifted them to an unknown location for interrogation.

"The agencies suspect all six were involved in the recent spate of terrorist attacks in Lahore and Peshawar and might have come to Karachi to hide and recover from injuries," he said, adding the authorities are expecting to make more arrests in next few days.