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Taliban fighter arrested near PM Sharif`s home in Lahore

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 16:59

Lahore: Police have arrested an alleged Taliban fighter near the private residence of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the capital of central Punjab province, officials said today.

Acting on a tip-off, police yesterday raided a house at Raiwind, where Sharif`s sprawling residence is located, and arrested the terror suspect. He was identified as Sajid Mushtaq.

Officials said weapons, grenades and scores of bullets were found in his possession.

"Mushtaq is a member of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and was tasked to commit terror activities in Lahore," an official said.

The alleged terrorist was moved to an undisclosed location for interrogation.

First Published: Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 16:59

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