Islamabad: Four persons, including a school
boy, have been detained by Pakistani security agencies in
Faisalabad on suspicion of having links with al Qaeda
terrorist Ilyas Kashmiri.
Among those detained from Millat Town area in
Faisalabad in Punjab province yesterday were three brothers.
The brothers identified as Adil, an arms dealer,
university student Usman and school boy Farooq were detained
along with their their uncle Mannan Pathan.
They were taken to an undisclosed location outside
Faisalabad for interrogation, media reports said today.
Law enforcement personnel seized some documents and
maps from the house in which the four persons were living.
Pathan, who belongs to Peshawar, had been living in
Millat Town with his nephews for the past two months.
Local residents said the raid was carried out by law
enforcement personnel using a private vehicle and they were
not accompanied by police.
Kashmiri, the head of the Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami,
was reported killed in a recent US drone strike in South
Waziristan tribal region but American officials have said they
have no confirmation of his death.