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Talibans linked to NY bomb have been arrested in Pakistan and U.S.

Bomb attempt in N.Y.

ISLAMABAD, May 4- Pakistani police arrested several people on Tuesday in connection with the failed Times Square car bomb attack in New York, security sources said to Reuters.

“We have picked up a few family members” related to Faisal Shahzad, the chief suspect in the attempted attack, a security official in Karachi said. A friend of Shahzad was also arrested.

Shahzad, a 30-year-old Pakistani-American, was arrested late on Monday at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York after being removed from a plane as it was about take off for Dubai, U.S. officials said. [nN04129610]

Another intelligence official in Pakistan said Shahzad received militant training in northwest Pakistan near the garrison town of Kohat. The area around Kohat is a stronghold of Tariq Afridi, the Pakistani Taliban commander in the region. READ MORE HERE.

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