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Sixteen arrested in anti-terror raids in Britain

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Sixteen arrested in anti-terror raids in Britain


Police in Britain have arrested 16 men in two separate anti-terrorism operations. The first took place in and around London where officers raided a series of addresses along with an Islamic school south of London. Twelve of the London arrests were made at a Chinese restaurant in south London on Friday night.

Customers who included a group of young men, some wearing traditional Islamic dress, were questioned by police for hours before a number were taken away. Another two people were seized in a separate operation in the central city of Manchester. The men, who are suspected of commissioning, preparing or instigating acts of terrorism, have been remanded in custody under new anti-terrorism law which allows authorities to hold suspects up to 28 days. Police say the latest mission is not related to other arrests nearly a month ago in connection with a suspected plot to blow up airliners over the Atlantic.

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