Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Swat Valley: Pakistani military arrest 'Suicide Bomb Mastermind'

The Pakistani military says security forces have arrested a militant accused of training suicide bombers in northwestern Swat Valley.

A military spokesman, Colonel Akhtar Abbas, said Nasim Shah, also know as Abu Faraj, is a close associate of Swat Taliban chief Maulana Fazlullah. The spokesman said Shah is an expert in making suicide jackets and training people to carry out attacks. He was arrested Monday.

Elsewhere in North West Frontier Province, police killed a suicide bomber trying to assassinate a regional education minister. Officials say the militant was killed during a confrontation with police.


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