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Pakistan police arrest three with 100kg of explosives

Published on Jan 21, 2014 6:04 PM

ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Pakistani police have arrested three men and seized 100 kilograms of explosives in a raid in the capital Islamabad, officers said on Tuesday, following two deadly Taleban attacks on military targets.

The swoop on Monday at a house in Tarnol, in the city's southwest, also recovered fuses, detonators, wires and other bomb-making material, police said.

News of the raid came as jets and helicopters bombarded suspected militant positions in Pakistan's lawless tribal districts in retaliation for two major Taleban attacks targeting the army.

"They had several bags filled with explosives. They had wires and a complete system which can detonate the explosive," a police official told AFP, requesting anonymity.

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