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Pakistan Arrests Mumbai Terror Suspect 07/17 06:15

   MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistani authorities say they have arrested a 
radical cleric and U.S.-wanted terror suspect blamed for the 2008 Mumbai 
attacks, just days ahead of Prime Minister Imran Khan's trip to Washington.

   Counterterrorism official Mohammad Shafiq says Hafiz Saeed was taken into 
custody in Punjab province on Wednesday while he was traveling from the eastern 
city of Lahore to the city of Gujranwala.

   He said Saeed appeared before a judge and was ordered held in jail until the 
next hearing.

   Saeed founded the Lashkar-e-Taiba group blamed for the Mumbai attacks. The 
U.S. has offered a $10 million for him.

   Pakistan banned Saeed's charities earlier this year and has previously 
detained him, along with several close aides. However, he has not been charged 
or put on trial so far.


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