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Pakistan cracks down on Lashkar-e-Taiba

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Pakistan announced that Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Mohammed Saeed and its "operations commander" Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi were among those detained by Islamabad, according to English-language newspaper Dawn in Pakistan.

"We have arrested a total of 124 mid-level and top leaders of JuD in response to a UN resolution — 69 from Punjab, 21 from Sindh, eight from Balochistan and 25 from the NWFP — blocked six websites associated with the organisation and closed down its five relief camps," the adviser said. He said 20 offices, 87 schools, two libraries, seven seminaries and a handful of other organisations and websites linked to Jamaatud Dawa had also been shut.

Dawn adds that although Mr. Malik did not comment on legal action against any of those arrested or detained, sources told the paper that Pakistan is considering bringing at least three of Lashkar-e-Taiba's leaders to trial.

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