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Militant wanted in Pearl murder case arrested

KARACHI, March 17: A former head of the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi involved in the kidnapping and murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl was on Sunday arrested in Karachi, TV channels reported. pearlDaniel Pearl who had come to Pakistan to prepare a report on Al Qaeda was kidnapped and killed in Karachi in 2002. Earlier on Thursday, police had also arrested six Pakistani Taliban in connection with Abbas Town bombings and killed one of its activists, for his alleged involvement in murder of social worker Parveen Rehman, during an encounter . Hayee was arrested during a targeted raid on University Road area and was taken to an undisclosed location for interrogation over recent Karachi and Quetta bombings by the paramilitary security forces. Officials say the arrested was also involved in planning an attack on US soldiers near airport in 2002. He is also accused of sending parcel bombs to CID police officers. Weapons were also recovered from Asadullah’s possession, who has a long history of being involved in different acts of terrorism mainly against Shias.]]>

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