Paramilitary soldier arrested in Pak for UN building attack

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Islamabad, Jan.24 (ANI): Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that security agencies have apprehended a paramilitary soldier for his involvement in the suicide attack on the UN food programme's office in Islamabad in October last year, which killed five UN officials.

Interacting with media persons here, Malik said the soldier, whose identity he did not disclose, was also involved in the attack outside the Navy headquarter in Islamabad, in which a security guard was killed and 11 people were injured.

It is worth mentioning here that the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had taken the responsibility for the UN building attack.

Malik also denied the presence the controversial private US security firm, Blackwater, in the country, saying US Defence Secretary Robert Gates was misquoted by the media over the issue.

"I state again with full responsibility and as per available record that there is no Blackwater in the country. A hype is being created," The Dawn quoted Malik, as saying.

Gates had admitted that private American security agencies like Blackwater and DynCorp were operating inside Pakistan, but in private capacity. (ANI)

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