Jul 19 2005
Seven people possibly associated with the London bombings were arrested in Pakistan.
LONDON – Police rounded up seven Islamic militants in Pakistan to determine whether the London bombing plot stretched to South Asia and Prime Minister Tony Blair asked British Muslim leaders Tuesday to weed out extremists blamed for radicalizing their young followers.
Investigators are trying to find out whether any militant group or individual provided three of the four London suicide bombers who visited Pakistan last year with training or other assistance in the July 7 bombings aboard three subways and a bus that killed at least 56 people and injured 700.
“We are holding a few militants who are suspected of having links to the London suicide bombers,” said Tariq Saleem, police chief in the town of Lahore. Officials want to determine whether the “London bombings have any tentacles in Pakistan, especially in Lahore,” he said
To those who question Pakistan as an ally I suggest they consider what would be happening if the links were to Iran or Syria….
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