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2006-08-11 13:35:57

By Zeeshan Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan said on Friday it had arrested a man it described as an al Qaeda operative who had played a key role in a plot British police said they had foiled to blow up transatlantic airliners. "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. Sherpao said the arrest of the man, identified as Rashid Rauf, had led to a wave of arrests...

2006-08-11 00:40:53

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan has arrested at least three men in connection with the foiled attempt to blow up airliners flying from Britain to the United States, media reports said on Friday. Two men were arrested from the southern port city of Karachi and the third from the eastern city of Lahore, the private Geo Television reported. The report did not give other details. Pakistan said the plot to blow up transatlantic airliners was thwarted after active coordination between...

2005-08-22 06:09:39

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The Pakistani military arrested 10 suspected terrorists and found a large quantity of weapons in raids in a tribal region bordering Afghanistan where al Qaeda militants have been active, a statement said on Monday. Seven suspects were arrested in the Mera Din area of the Shawal Valley and three in other parts of North Waziristan close to the Afghan border, a military statement said. The weapons cache was found in a deserted compound, which appeared to be a...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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