September 12, 2009 |
The voice of Taliban militants in the Swat Valley has been arrested along with four other Taliban leaders in the region they once controlled, Pakistani military officials said Friday. Muslim Khan is said to be the highest-ranking Swat Taliban commander arrested since the government began its offensive earlier this year to retake the Swat Valley from the Islamist militant group. The Taliban spokesman and the other Taliban leaders were arrested Sept. 3 during a search operation in the suburbs of Mingora, said Pakistan army spokesman Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas.
December 9, 2008 |
Pakistani officials offered contradictory statements Monday as to whether an accused mastermind of the Mumbai attacks was among those arrested when Pakistani troops swooped down a day earlier on an alleged militant camp.
July 21, 2005 |
A Briton of Indian descent who reportedly had telephone contacts with the four London transit system bombers just before the attacks has been apprehended in Pakistan, an official said Wednesday, as Britain moved to close its doors to extremist preachers and deport a prominent pro-Al Qaeda cleric.
May 15, 2005 |
More than two dozen people were detained Saturday after taking part in a foot race that included women, defying a ban that was issued after Muslim hard-liners attacked participants in a similar mixed event last month. Asma Jehangir, the former chief of Pakistan's human rights commission, a woman, and about 30 other participants were detained at the race, police official Waqar Abbasi said. The event was canceled.
June 14, 2004 |
Authorities said they arrested 10 Al Qaeda suspects Sunday, including a nephew of alleged Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, and accused them of carrying out a series of terrorist attacks. A $1-million reward had been offered for the capture of Masoob Aroochi, Mohammed's nephew, Interior Minister Faisal Saleh Hayat told a hurriedly called news conference that was broadcast on state-run TV. "It is a major breakthrough," he said. "We have made a big dent in the Al Qaeda network."
March 24, 2002 |
Police in the eastern city of Lahore rounded up dozens of leaders of the country's main opposition party to block a rally Saturday demanding the ouster of Pakistan's military ruler. Tensions soared in the city near the border with India, as police erected barbed wire barricades and blocked all main roads leading to Mochi Gate garden, a massive park where the rally was scheduled to be held. Thousands were expected to attend, but police stopped the rally from taking place.