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Mosque’s Chief Cleric Gave Info To Paki Forces

From India’s Daily News & Analysis:

Lal Masjid chief cleric gave vital clues to Pakistani forces

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

ISLAMABAD: Vital clues provided by Lal Masjid’s chief cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz, arrested last week, helped Pakistani security forces when they stormed the mosque complex, it was reported on Wednesday.

Aziz had been caught while trying to flee the Lal Masjid complex in a burqa [and high heels], along with a crowd of women and children. The information gleaned from him played a key role in tracking the network of militants inside the Lal Masjid premises, The News reported.

Chief military spokesman Waheed Arshad briefed the Pakistan cabinet on Tuesday and said that Aziz had confessed “harbouring high value targets carrying head money in millions“.

A cabinet source told the News that the ministers were briefed about the presence of foreign militants. They were also told how the Lal Masjid brigade used to operate and the number of tunnels dug under the complex.

According to the source, Aziz gave an overview of the people living inside, their strategic positions and the kind of militants supporting their cause

Granted this is from an Indian news outlet, and they enjoy sticking it to their Pakistani neighbors.

But if it is true, it perhaps proves once again the value of aggressive questioning.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, July 11th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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