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Six ‘Taliban’ arrested near Quetta

February 12, 2009

QUETTA, Feb 11: Security personnel raided a house on the outskirts of Quetta on Wednesday and arrested six suspected Taliban, officials said.

A security official said that the raid on the rented house in Pashtoonabad had been carried out on a tip-off. The area people said they saw security personnel barging into the house and whisking away some people.

The identity of the arrested people could not be ascertained.

Security forces arrested 20 Afghan nationals, including some women, in the Shells Bagh area of Chaman for illegally entering Pakistan.

“They have been booked under the Foreigners Act,” official sources said, adding that the Afghans had crossed into Pakistan without proper documents.

GAS SUPPLY: Gas supply was suspended in some parts of the Sariab area when unidentified assailants blew up a pipeline on Wednesday night while a house was attacked with a hand-grenade.

Police said the assailants planted the explosive device under the pipeline in the Killi Mengalabad area and blew it up, disrupting gas supply to several areas on the outskirts of Quetta.