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Pak: 6 JeM men, including foreigners, arrested

December 10, 2009 03:42 IST

Pakistani law enforcement agencies arrested six men, including three foreigners and as many activists of the banned Jaish-e-Mohammed, in the eastern city of Sargodha for their alleged links to terror activities on Wednesday.

The men -- two Egyptians, a Yemeni, two Pakistanis with US nationality and a local government employee -- were arrested during a raid in a posh residential area of Sargodha, located 200 km from Lahore, police sources said.

Laptop computers, some compact discs, jihadi literature and maps of sensitive locations were seized from their possession during the raid.

"The three foreigners, the two Pakistanis with US nationality, identified as Omer Farooq and Waqar Hasan Khan, and a highways department employee named Fahim were arrested from Farooq's house," a senior police officer of Sargodha division said.

The officer said the arrested men had links to the Jaish-e-Mohammed and were planning terror attacks. They were taken to an undisclosed location for interrogation.

Sargodha is home to one of the most important bases of the Pakistan Air Force.

It has witnessed several terror attacks over the past two years.
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