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Pakistan Detains 25 in London Bomb probe Raids

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posted on Jul, 19 2005 @ 09:12 AM
Security forces in Pakistan detained 25 suspects after conducting a series of overnight raids in the Punjab province of Pakistan in connection with the July 7 bombing attacks on London. Pakistani officials stated there were only four arrests. The four that were arrested are known members of the Sunni Muslim militant Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (Army of Jhangvi) group, because they were wanted for other crimes.
ISLAMABAD - Pakistani security forces detained 25 suspected Islamist militants in a series of raids linked to investigations into the July 7 bomb attacks in London, officials said on Tuesday.

The latest detentions were made in an overnight crackdown in the most populous province, Punjab, and included members of outlawed Islamist groups.



A senior security official in Punjab said he expected that questioning of a handful of other suspects detained in recent days in the provincial capital, Lahore, would confirm ties to the London bombers.

"We suspect two or three of the detained (from Lahore) had links with the bombers. We are interrogating them intensively. We hope we will come out with some positive outcome shortly," he said.

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According to a security official, one suspect arrested on Monday in Lahore had been found with explosives and large amounts of cash and was suspected of having possible ties to the London bombers as well as planning some subversive activity in Pakistan.

Now let’s hope they can get some good intelligence that will lead to more arrests and convictions of suspected terrorists.

[edit on 7/19/2005 by shots]

[edit on 24-7-2005 by asala]


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