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Bhaisahab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:14 AM
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Pakistan: Over 100 held in crackdown
ISLAMABAD, July 19: Police on Tuesday arrested over 100 clerics and students of seminaries during a country-wide crackdown launched for confiscating hate material and detaining elements sheltering militants, police sources said.

The operation against suspected militants in different parts of the country started after sunset and continued till late night.

The crackdown was launched 12 days after the London blasts in which three of the four suicide bombers were said to be Britons of Pakistani origin who visited the country recently.



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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:09 AM
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1. Militants?
You mean, like those people who took over Pakistan in a military coup?
:crazy:
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:02 AM
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2. What the hell did they raid?
an all girl madrassa? How brave.



Islamabad madrassa students wait outside during the raid

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allemand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:47 AM
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3. BBC: 200 suspected Islamist extremists detained
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 09:48 AM by allemand
Scores detained in Pakistan raids

Police in Pakistan have detained about 200 suspected Islamist extremists in a series of raids on religious schools, mosques and other properties.

The suspects are being questioned about any links they might have with militant groups or with the London bombers.

Three of the four bombers are known to have visited Pakistan recently.

President Pervez Musharraf is expected to announce new measures to curb religious extremism during a televised speech on Thursday.

More:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4697281.stm


Islamabad students outside their seminary after a raid
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