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Brigadier Arrested Over Links To Banned Islamist Group

June 22 2011


Security forces have arrested a senior Pakistani army officer suspected of links to a banned Islamist group, the army announced Tuesday, reported London's Daily Telegraph.

Brig. Ali Khan had been stationed at army headquarters in Rawalpindi and was arrested just four days after Osama Bin Laden was killed on May 2 in a U.S. raid.

Khan is under investigation for an alleged connection to Hizb ut-Tahrir, a radical political group dedicated to creating an Islamic caliphate,...

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