QUETTA Security forces arrested five foreigners, including one Arab and four Afghan nationals, suspected of having links with Al-Qaeda, from Mastung District, some 60km south of Quetta on Tuesday. Official sources said that security personnel on a tip-off carried out raid on a mosque located at Ghanji Doori near Lakpass area of Mastung. The accused opened fire on security forces, the security personnel also retaliated. The exchange of fire continued for some time. Ultimately, security forces arrested an injured Arab who received bullets during exchange of fire and four Afghan nationals who were shifted to an unknown location. Deputy Commissioner Mastung Shah Nawaz Nosharwani told the newsmen the officials of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) carried out the raid. Levies force was at a distance, when FIA officials conducted the raid, Tehsil Officer Mastung Muhammad Ismail told this ascribe and added that he witnessed an injured man among the accused. However, when TheNation contacted FIA officials, they outrightly rejected any raid in Mastung by the Agency. FIA has conducted no raid, I dont know why the onus is being put on FIA, Assistant Director FIA Sultan Afridi said. The officials of the Frontier Corps also denied carrying out any raid or arrest of any Al-Qaeda operatives. Sources said that suspects were shifted to Quetta for investigation and important disclosures are expected from them during the interrogation.