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6 held for attack on Pervez

Pak security bodies have arrested six members of terror outfits JeM and LeT in connection with Dec 25 attempts on Pak president's life.

india Updated: Jan 04, 2004 17:49 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Attack on Pervez
 Suicide bombers rammed explosives-laden vehicles into his cavalcade on Dec 25, 2003 in Rawalpindi in 2nd attack in the fortnight

Who Did it
Pak sleuths identified two suicide bombers, one of them belonging to JeM 
Why Was It Done
Pervez's abandonment of Taliban to back US-led war on terror primarily led to the attack on him 
What if he is killed
For New Delhi, it will result in losing diplomatic momentum built up recently. Read more ... Special
Bid on Musharraf's Life

Pakistani security agencies have arrested six suspected members of the banned terrorist outfits Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Taiba in connection with the Christmas Day assassination bids on President Pervez Musharraf.

The six were arrested from a mosque in Lahore, security sources were quoted as saying by the Daily Times on Sunday.

Four of the arrested men belonged to JeM, or its alias Khudam ul Islam or the radical Sunni outfit Sipah-e-Sahaba, which has renamed itself Milat-e-Islamia. The other two had links with Lashkar, the report said.

The arrests follows identification of one of the suicide attacker Muhammad Jamil, a member of Jaish.

Musharraf survived two assassination attempts within seconds of each other when two suicide bombers tried to crash their explosive-laden vehicles into his convoy at Rawalpindi on December 25.

First Published: Jan 04, 2004 09:58 IST