Pakistani intelligence agents say they have seized six more suspected al-Qaida militants in the eastern part of the country, as they try to tighten the noose around the terrorist organization.
Intelligence sources tell VOA Sunday night's arrests were made possible by information gathered since the arrest of al-Qaida communications and logistics expert Yassir al-Jazeeri on Saturday.
There has been no official announcement of the arrests, but sources say the six include Mr. al-Jazeeri's brother-in-law, three Afghans and a Qatari national.
One intelligence source says investigators believe Mr. al-Jazeeri played a role in disseminating audio and video tapes of al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden to the media, although this could not be independently confirmed.
The Qatar-based television channel Al Jazeera, which has received several such tapes, denies any knowledge about Mr. al-Jazeeri.
Pakistan's intelligence agencies, working closely with F-B-I agents, have began making more progress in the fight against terrorism after the arrest of al-Qaida's number three man, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, on March first in Rawalpindi.