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Pakistan holds extremist leader after Quetta bombings

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Pakistani police on Friday detained the head of a banned Sunni Muslim extremist group that claimed responsibility for deadly sectarian bomb attacks in the southern city of Quetta. 

Personnel of the Rapid Response Group of the Balouchistan Constabulary stand guard during a protest of Jamaat Ahle Sunnat against the Pakistani forces operation in Quetta on February 22, 2013. Pakistani police on Friday detained the head of a banned Sunni Muslim extremist group that claimed responsibility for deadly sectarian bomb attacks in the southern city of Quetta.

Malik Ishaq, the leader Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LJ), was held after two recent bombings in the city targeting the Shiite Hazara minority killed more than 180 people, sparking nationwide protests.

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