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Pakistan official: 3 Taliban militants arrested | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) – Police arrested three Taliban militants Saturday and seized a bomb-making factory in the southern Pakistan city of Karachi, a counterterrorism official said.

Police raided a house in the city’s industrial area and forced the militants to surrender after a gunbattle, said Raja Omar Khatab. No one was injured.

After their arrest, the suspects led police elsewhere to the bomb factory, and a large number of explosives, detonators and other bomb- making material was seized, he said.

Violence has surged in Pakistan in recent days as militants, thought to be part of a loose network of Islamist insurgents fighting the U.S.-allied Islamabad government, launched a wave of suicide bombings.