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Pakistan detains London bombing suspect

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Pakistan has detained seven suspected Al Qaeda militants in a US-assisted raid in Peshawar, the capital of Pakistan's North West Frontier Province. One of those arrested was identified in reports as Zabih al-Taifi, who Pakistani officials say played a role in the July 2005 subway bombings in London. The arrests are the latest sign of cooperation between Pakistan and its Western allies to combat terrorist groups that straddle the lawless border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Mr. Taifi is a Saudi national, and at least two others detained were ethnic Arabs, the BBC reports. The others were all Afghans. The men, who were arrested at a house of an Afghan refugee on the outskirts of Peshawar, were believed to have planned attacks on trucks crossing into Afghanistan to supply coalition forces. The raid followed a tip-off from US officials.


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