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Three Suspects Arrested in Religious Attacks

July 24, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

PAKISTAN

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Police arrested three members of an outlawed Islamic extremist group suspected of involvement in scores of religiously motivated killings in Pakistan, an official said.

Three suspected activists of the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi militant group were taken into custody in Multan, in southern Punjab province, said Chodhry Iftikhar, deputy inspector-general of the Multan police.

The three, ages 18 to 26, have all admitted involvement in an October attack on a Catholic church in the southern Punjab city of Bahawalpur that killed 16, Iftikhar said.

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