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Top Al Qaeda commander arrested in Quetta

Top Al Qaeda commander arrested in Quetta

Sep 05, 2011 - 19:57

QUETTA (PANinfo-icon): A top Al Qaeda leader, Younas al- Moritani, was on Monday arrested in Pakistaninfo-icon's southwestern city of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province, which shares border with Afghanistaninfo-icon, the army said.

The Inter Services Public Relation (ISPR) in a statement said Moritani was arrested after intelligence reports confirmed his presence in the city. His other associates identified as Abdul Ghafar Al-Shamsi and Masara Al-Shami, were also arrested during the joint operation of intelligence and border police.

The arrest was a great blow to the terror network and a result of close coordination between intelligence agencies of the US and Pakistan, the statement said.



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