August 11, 2006
Pakistan says al Qaeda member held over foiled plot
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan said on Friday it had
arrested an al Qaeda operative who played a key role in a
foiled U.K. bomb plot.
"He is a British citizen of Pakistani origin. He is an al
Qaeda operative with linkages in Afghanistan," Interior
Minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao told Reuters.
British police carried out a wave of arrests that helped thwart
the plot to blow up to 10 aircraft flying from Britain to the