Pakistan arrests 97 al-Qaeda and other militants; foils jailbreak plan




 
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Pakistan arrests 97 al-Qaeda and other militants; foils jailbreak plan
 
February 12th, 2016  
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Pakistan arrests 97 al-Qaeda and other militants; foils jailbreak plan
By Asad Hashim ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan has arrested 97 al-Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi militants, including three commanders, in the southern city of Karachi and foiled a planned attack to break U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl's killer out of jail, the army said on Friday. The men are accused of involvement in major attacks on two Pakistani air bases, the Karachi airport, several regional intelligence headquarters and on police installations between 2009 and 2015, the military said. The LeJ's Naeem Bokhari and Sabir Khan, as well as Farooq Bhatti, deputy chief of al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), were captured by Pakistani forces in recent raids, military spokesman Lieutenant General Asim Bajwa said.




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