Three would-be bombers from Karachi arrested in Lakki Marwat
[Dawn] Three teenage boys, being transported from Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It may be the largest city in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
to the turban-infested tribal regions for training as jacket wallahs, were placed in long-term storage
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
in northwestern Pakistain Wednesday along with their suspected handler, police said.
Mir Ahmed Khan, a local police official in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central...
province's Lakki Marwat district, told Dawn.com that the alleged handler was arrested along with the three minors on a tip-off that a gang would be shifting them to a North Wazoo training camp.
The suspects were taken into custody at Lakki Marwat's Naurang Town bus stand from a passenger coach traveling from DI Khan to Bannu and onwards to North Waziristan Agency, he said.
Khan said the three boys -- aged 12 to 14 years -- were all from South Waziristan Agency but were presently residing in Bloody Karachi's Awan Colony.
Their suspected handler identified only as Yahya -- who belongs to South Waziristan Agency and is alleged to be part of a five-member gang operating in Bloody Karachi's Sultanabad Colony -- had been tasked with recruitment of suicide bombers, Khan said.
According to sources, the accused handler was presented before an Anti-Terrorist Court which remanded him into three-day police custody for further interrogation.
The three minors are likely to be presented before the local court on Thursday to record their statements.
Posted by: Fred 2012-11-29