From the Pakistan Daily Times, “Six arrested for Qaeda link,” .
MULTAN/PESHAWAR: Police arrested six militants in separate raids for allegedly sheltering Al Qaeda fugitives and planning rocket attacks against the army, police and security officials said Friday.
The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said three of the suspects were captured this week in Multan. The three are said to be members of the banned Hizbul Mujahideen outfit.
The officials said that Ali Sher, Hafiz Ijaz Ahmed and Pir Muhammad Jamil were captured this week during a raid in Multan.
“I confirm that these people sheltered some Arab Al Qaeda men in recent months. They are in our custody and we are questioning them,” one security official said.
During the raid they seized some compact discs and a diary that contained names and telephone numbers of some Al Qaeda figures, another security official said…
“We also seized four rockets, some guns and detonators from a house they were hiding in,” said Abid Ali, police chief in Bannu, who accused the three of being members of the Jaish Mohammed militant group. Pakistan has outlawed several militant groups that support Al Qaeda, and its security agencies have arrested more than 700 Al Qaeda men after the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States.