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Wednesday, 10 July, 2002, 17:50 GMT 18:50 UK
Three Islamists arrested in Pakistan

Police in the Pakistani province of Punjab say they have arrested three Islamic militants.

Two activists of the outlawed Sunni organisation -- Lashkar-e-Jhangavi -- were arrested in the southern Punjab city of Multan.

A senior police officer said the men were wanted in connection with five armed attacks, including the killing of three Shia Muslims last month.

The third man was arrested near the provincial capital, Lahore.

A BBC correspondent in Lahore says the latest arrests are likely to be attributed to the growing international pressure on Pakistan.

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