Dutch authorities have arrested a 26-year old from Pakistan who is suspected of being an Islamic militant and planning attacks in Western Europe. The man was arrested in the southern town of Breda, and belongs to the same group behind a thwarted attack in Barcelona. According to sources, the man arrived in the Netherlands in September 2007 to follow a vocational course, but followed few lessons, and had been under surveillance since January. Police seized property including two cellular phones and a computer as evidence. Justice officials said that there are no indications that the man was involved in the planning of attacks in the Netherlands, but allegedly belongs to an international terrorist network and the police decided to arrest him in order to prevent terrorist activities.

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