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Pakistan arrests al Qaeda suspects

From CNN Producer Syed Mohsin Naqvi

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Pakistani police display items found during Thursday's arrests.
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LAHORE, Pakistan (CNN) -- Pakistani intelligence agents have arrested two Afghan men suspected of being members of the al Qaeda terrorist network, intelligence sources told CNN.

Wahid Khan and Shamshad Khan were arrested in a raid late Friday. Agents recovered 100,000 Pakistani rupees ($1,700), two laptops and several weapons.

Late Thursday, Lahore police arrested three other suspected al Qaeda members following the discovery of a weapons cache in a three-wheeled taxi.

According to police, the men were to hand over the weapons to terrorists.

Found in the cache were a rocket launcher with rockets, 52 grenades and munitions for an anti-aircraft gun. Police also recovered 110 pounds (50 kg) of heroin.

The three men were arrested in what police called a routine check of public transport.


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