Pak­istan ar­rests 42 al­leged Is­lamic State supporters

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

MUL­TAN, Pak­istan — A Pak­istani min­is­ter says counter ter­ror­ism of­fi­cials in the coun­try’s east­ern Pun­jab prov­ince have ar­rested 42 mil­i­tant sus­pects with al­leged links to the Is­lamic State group. Rana Sanaullah, the coun­try’s law min­is­ter, says the ar­rests were the re­sult of raids in four Pun­jab cities over the week­end. The min­is­ter says those ar­rested had been tasked with set­ting up sleeper cells for IS, and that those ar­rested in­clude pur­ported IS Is­lam­abad chief Amir Man­soor, his deputy Ab­dul­lah Man­soori and the group’s chief for Sindh prov­ince, Umer Kathio. The min­is­ter says the raids also yielded IS lit­er­a­ture and weapons. He says the op­er­a­tion against al­leged IS mil­i­tants was launched af­ter a raid last week in Daska dis­trict, also in Pun­jab prov­ince, when 13 other IS sus­pects were ar­rested.

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