Saturday, December 11, 2004


ISLAMABAD, December 11 - The leader of an Afghani extremist group was arrested in Karachi, Pakistan, upon suspecions of having organised the abduction in Afghanistan of three UN officials, liberated on November 23. Syed Mohammad Akbar Agha, leader of Jaish-al Muslimeen (Army of Muslims), was arrested last week, after having crossed the south-western border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, Pakistani Information Minister Sheikh Rashid said. The Islamic group, a dissident Taliban faction, claimed responsibility for the kidnappings of Annetta Flanigan from Northern Ireland, Philippine diplomat Angelito Nayan and Shqipe Hebibi of Kosovo on October 28. The three took part in the electoral commission for the Afghan presidential election, won by Hamid Karzai

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