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Pakistan arrests suspected mastermind behind U.N. strike

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  • Four Pakistanis and an Iraqi were killed in Monday's attack in Islamabad
  • Suicide bomber targeted offices of U.N. World Food Program
  • Pakistan's interior minister says suspected mastermind being questioned
  • Bomber, in his 20s, died in the attack; Taliban claimed responsibility
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) -- The suspected mastermind of the suicide strike on the offices of the U.N. World Food Programme in Islamabad has been arrested, Pakistan's interior minister said on Friday.

The attack -- which killed five employees and wounded several others on Monday -- was planned in South Waziristan, part of Pakistan's lawless tribal region where militants have maintained a strong presence, Rehman Malik told reporters.

Malik said the suspect is being questioned and more details will be made available to the media within the next 24 hours.

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Four Pakistanis and an Iraqi national died at the U.N. humanitarian agency, according to authorities. The suicide bomber, who also died in the attack, was in his 20s and wore a vest containing about 15 pounds (7 kilograms) of explosives, a senior Pakistani police official said. Video Watch witnesses describe the attack »

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

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