|Wednesday, 26 November 2003|
Pakistan holds militant for raising Jihadi funds
KARACHI, Tuesday (Reuters) Pakistani police said they had arrested nine Islamists suspected of raising funds for holy war, but a central bank official said authorities had yet to freeze accounts of groups banned in a new anti-terror drive.
Police said those arrested belonged to two Islamic militant groups, Al-Badr Mujahideen and the outlawed Khudam-ul Islam. They were detained in overnight raids on three mosques in Karachi, a city that has seen a wave of attacks on Western and minority Christian targets blamed on militants angered over Pakistan's support for the U.S.-led "war on terror" since 2001.
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