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Pakistani Police Detain 5 Suspected Terrorists

By VOA News
08 April 2009

Pakistani police say they have arrested five people in Karachi for allegedly plotting attacks on security forces and government buildings in the nation's commercial capital.

Karachi's police chief, Waseem Ahmed, told reporters Wednesday the suspected terrorists belong to the Sunni extremist group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.

Police say they recovered weapons and ammunition when they captured the men during a raid Tuesday night in the Sohrab Goth neighborhood, in the southern city.

The police chief says the men planned to target several government buildings and the police head office in Karachi.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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