Five al Qaeda India militants held in Pakistan


Islamabad: Pakistan police claimed to have arrested five militants belonging to the newly-formed al Qaeda India (AQI) group for their alleged involvement in the terrorist attack at the Navy`s dockyard in September, media reported on Friday.

Crime Investigation Department (CID) personnel arrested them during a raid in Karachi on Thursday, Dawn online reported.

Ten kilogrammes of explosive material, two rifles, three pistols and some ammunition were also recovered from their possession.

The suspects were identified as Qari Shahid Usman, Asad Khan, Fawad Khan, Shahid Ansari and Usman.

A CID official said Qari Shahid Usman was chief of AQI in Karachi. The group`s country head is Asim Umer.

The official claimed that the suspects had planned and funded the attack at the dockyard.

He also said that they were plotting another attack at the dockyard.