Suspected al Qaeda members arrested in Pakistan

by on June 13th, 2004

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistani authorities have arrested 10 suspected al-Qaeda members, including a nephew of detained terror mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who has been in U.S. custody the past year, the interior minister said Sunday.

The men were arrested over the weekend in separate raids in the southern port city of Karachi, Interior Minister Faisal Saleh Hayat said.

Among them was Masrab Arochi, a nephew of former al-Qaeda No. 3 Mohammed, who was captured in March 2003 in a city near the Pakistani capital. Arochi had a $1 million bounty on his head, Hayat said, and is believed to have been behind several attacks in Pakistan.

Etalkinghead Staff