August 21, 2004

EVERY DAY IS 9/10...:

Pakistan Arrests 6 al-Qaida Suspects (VOA News, 20 Aug 2004)

Pakistani authorities have arrested at least six al-Qaida linked terror suspects who they say were plotting attacks on key sites in the country, including the U.S. embassy.

Speaking in Islamabad, Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said the arrests were made across the country this past week. He added that police are still searching for at least four other suspects.

Mr. Ahmed says the suspects, who included an Egyptian, were also planning to attack the residence of President Pervez Musharraf as well as military headquarters.

Earlier Saturday, Pakistani troops attacked suspected al-Qaida hideouts close to the Afghan border, near the village of Shakai, in the South Waziristan tribal region, where militants are believed to be hiding

...but now we're stopping them.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 21, 2004 4:59 PM
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