Pakistan arrests militant group members after Indian air base attack

Indian security personnel standing guard inside the Indian Air Force base at Pathankot on Jan 4, 2016.
Indian security personnel standing guard inside the Indian Air Force base at Pathankot on Jan 4, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD (REUTERS) - Pakistan said on Wednesday (Jan 13) it had arrested several members of the Jaish-e-Mohammad militant group, which is suspected of masterminding an attack earlier this month on an Indian air base.

Pakistan's Prime Minister's Office said in a statement that the offices of the group were being traced and sealed, and that the government wants to send a team of special investigators to the Pathankot air base in India for further investigation.

News of the arrests comes 48 hours before a rare meeting between the foreign secretaries of the nuclear-armed rivals is tentatively scheduled to take place.