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Pakistan arrests al Qaeda suspects

From CNN Producer Syed Mohsin Naqvi

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LAHORE, Pakistan (CNN) -- Pakistani intelligence agencies have arrested two suspected al Qaeda members in separate raids in Peshawar and Lahore, the nation's information minister has said.

In Peshawar, the raid of a house netted Abdul Rehman, described by Pakistani intelligence as a "foreigner," Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said.

Rehman, who was known as "Electronic" within al Qaeda, was also wanted by U.S. intelligence, Ahmed said.

The second al Qaeda suspect -- a Yemeni man -- was arrested in Lahore late Wednesday.

Intelligence tracked him as he traveled from Wana, near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, through Islamabad and on to Lahore.

Ahmed said he was planning to return to Yemen through the Arabian Sea.

Without giving details, Pakistani intelligence said he was carrying some important documents with him.


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