Four Pakistani Taliban members arrested in Lahore
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 14:39
Lahore: Four members of Pakistani Taliban militant group have been arrested here in connection with Monday's suicide car bomb attack on a special investigation unit that killed 14 people.

The men arrested by the Crime Investigation Agency are Mohammad Yasin alias Junaid, Mohammad Kamran alias Zarar, Abu Bakr alias Suleman and Khurshid Ali.

Lahore Police Chief Pervez Rathore said the CIA worked with intelligence agencies to gather the particulars of these terrorists and arrested them from a house in the northern part of the city.

Rathore told that the arrested men were members of the Punjab-based network of the Pakistani Taliban and had been trained in Waziristan and Afghanistan.

"They came here after completing their training to carry out terror attacks in the city," Rathore said.

Police were investigating their role in Monday's attack on the office of the special investigation unit, he said.

A suicide bomber had rammed his explosive laden car into the building where police interrogated high-value terrorist suspects killing 14 people, most of them officials.


First Published: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 14:39

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