Pakistani police arrest six militants targeting Americans.

LAHORE, Pakistan — A Pakistani policeman stands guard as internally displaced…

LAHORE, Pakistan — A Pakistani policeman stands guard as internally displaced Pakistani civilians, fleeing from military operations against Taliban militants in South Waziristan, sit in a queue outside a registration office in Dera Ismail Khan on Oct. 19, 2009.

Police say six suspected Taliban militants with a suicide vest and hand grenades have been arrested while heading to a five-star hotel in Pakistan’s cultural capital intending to kill Americans.

Police official Zulfikar Hameed says authorities seized the six, one wearing a vest filled with explosives, on the outskirts of the eastern city of Lahore on Monday.

Hameed says police also seized 26 hand grenades and five detonators. The group included a 14-year-old boy and a prayer leader from a mosque in Pakistan’s Khyber tribal area.

Hameed says the militants planned to attack the Pearl Continental Lahore hotel but did not know for certain if any Americans are staying there.

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