KABUL, June 30: Five Pakistanis suspected of planning attacks in the south of war-shattered Afghanistan have been arrested, Afghan police said on Thursday. They had crossed from Pakistan into the Afghan province of Zabul and were arrested on Wednesday while travelling by bus to the former Taliban stronghold of Kandahar, provincial police chief Allahyar told AFP.

The men were seized on a tip-off from US-led forces who had kept them under surveillance, said Ghulam Mohammed Aka, chief of police in Shahr-e-Safa district where the arrests were made.

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