Pakistan arrests five for Lahore blast

June 20th, 2008 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, June 20 (Xinhua) Five people suspected of involvement in the twin bomb blasts in the eastern city of Lahore in March were arrested by the Pakistani security forces in separate raids, Geo TV reported Friday. A team of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) raided hideouts in Lahore and Gujaranwala in the Punjab province and arrested five terrorists, the report said.

However, another terrorist identified as Hamza, was still at large, it said.

On March 11, suicide bombers attacked the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) building and house in Model Town in Lahore, killing at least 26 people. More than 100 people were injured in the explosion.

The five arrested were members of the outlawed Lashkar-i-Jhangvi, the report quoted FIA sources as saying.

A huge cache of explosives, such as grenades, electric detonator, time device and detonating chord, were seized in the operation.

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